Wagoner county, formed in 1908 from Creek Indian lands in northeastern Oklahoma, has the town of Wagoner serving as the county seat.
Major waterways and recreation areas include the Verdigris River, which slices its way through the middle of the county from its northern reaches to the southeast corner; the Grand (Neosho) River, entering from the northeast and, with Fort Gibson Lake, helps form the eastern county line with Cherokee County; the Arkansas River, which forms most of the southern line with Muskogee County and Sequoyah Bay State Park, near the southeast corner.
History buffs will be interested in a day trip to visit one of a handful of ghost towns throughout the county including Neodesha six miles north of Wagoner and Stone Bluff six miles northwest of Haskell.
The county population on July 1, 1999, was 56,115, an increase of 8,232 over the 1990 census.
Other Oklahoma Counties nearby:
(Stilwell) Adair County
(Tahlequah) Cherokee County
(Sapulpa) Creek County
(Jay) Delaware County
(Pryor) Mayes County
(Muskogee) Muskogee County
06/08 Coming to The Wagoner area
OK Mozart Festival Bartlesville OK June9-15 Oklahoma's Premier Music Festival,
OK Mozart brings the highest quality professional musical and cultural experience to the state of Oklahoma and the middle United States.
National Poultry Festival Rogers AR June14-15 In addition to a music concert, the weekend events includes a golf tournament, fishing tournament, skeet shoot, horseshoe tournament, ladies luncheon, motorcycle rally, kids’ activities, ice cream socials, a barbecue cooking contest, and a barbecue fair where delicious food can be sampled.
Johnson County Peach Festival Clarksville AR July25-28 Johnson County Peach Festival is the oldest festival in the State. Concessionaires bring their wares from good ol' home cookin' to handmade arts and crafts. Enjoy live entertainment and don't miss the Peach Cobbler Bake-Off and Jam/Jelly Contest.
Tulsa Greek Festival Tulsa OK September19-21 Build your own Greek dinner, enjoy some Greek desserts, buy a Greek cookbook with an area flavor, and imagine the sights, sounds, and smells of Mediterranean life.
Greater Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival West Newton PA August24-September29 Jousters will compete in the Jousting Arena, while the smallest of the kingdom can enjoy their time in the New Children's Realm. Also a Pirate’s Pub and a New upscale Crafts Marketplace. Weekends only.
Arkansas Apple Festival Lincoln AR October4-6 The centerpiece of the festival is the unequalled variety of arts and crafts, featuring works of some of the most talented artisans in the Ozarks. One of the highlights of the Arkansas Apple Festival is the Apple Core Throwing Contest, a test of strength, accuracy, aerodynamics, and just plain luck.