Sequoyah County

Sequoyah County, Oklahoma

Sequoyah County was named after the noted inventor of the Cherokee alphabet. It is located midway between the north and south boundaries of Oklahoma, adjoining the State of Arkansas on the west.. Prior to the allotment of Indian lands its development was rather slow, as the real estate was still the common property of the citizens of the Cherokee Nation and none of it could be sold. After the restrictions were removed upon portions of the land so that valid titles could be made, enterprising farmers began to improve and develop farms, the various towns became active and an era […]

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Sallisaw, Sequoyah County, Oklahoma

Sallisaw, the county seat of Sequoyah County is now a city of 2,600 inhabitants, centrally located at the Junction of the Arkansas Valley Railroad (now known as the Missouri Pacific), with the Pittsburg & Gulf Railroad (now the Kansas City Southern). The first mentioned road was built in 1887, while the other was not completed until 1895. Soon after the arrival of the Valley Road, Argyle Quesenbury and W. W. Wheeler, two white settlers, platted a portion of their land into town lots and brought the Town of Sallisaw into existence. Mr. Quesenbury settled in that neighborhood in 1875, being

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Sequoyah County, Oklahoma History

Almost every grade of land can be found in this county, varying in character and quality from the rough, rocky spurs of the Ozark hills which project across the state line from Arkansas, into the northeastern section of this county, to the very fertile valley of the Arkansas River, which forms its whole southern boundary. It naturally follows that the diversity of soil makes it possible to produce many kinds of crops. Cotton, corn and potatoes are the staple crops produced, while oats, peanuts, kaffir and vegetables grow abundantly. Until recent years not much attention was paid to raising wheat,

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