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 of prosperity soon followed. Read more

Source: Benedict, John D. Muskogee and northeastern Oklahoma, including the counties of Muskogee, McIntosh, Wagoner, Cherokee, Sequoyah, Adair, Delaware, Mayes, Rogers, Washington, Nowata, Craig, and Ottawa. 3 v. illus., ports., facsims. 28 cm. Chicago, S.J. Clarke Pub. Co., 1922.

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