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Adair County
County Seat:  Stilwell, Oklahoma
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Adair County is located in eastern Oklahoma, bordered by Arkansas. Created in 1907 from the lands of the Cherokee Nation's Going Snake and Flint Districts, Adair County was named after a well known Cherokee family. Stilwell, formed in 1897, has been the county seat since 1910.

  • Primary industries of the county include food processing and canning, poultry raising, cattle ranching and horse breeding.
  • The Annual Strawberry Festival is held in May to celebrate the strawberry, a principal crop of the area.

Sites of interest within Adair County include the site near Westville of the Old Baptist Missionary Church, built by the "Trail of Tears" Cherokees in 1836. A marker stands near the community of Watts recognizing Fort Wayne, a military post established in 1838 and abandoned in 1842, although it was reactivated and was the site of a Civil war battle in 1862.

Area - 569 Square Miles - Recreation Area - Adair Major Stream Systems - Illinois River, Sallisaw and Little Lee Creek

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Northeast 18th Street, Oklahoma City, OK 73105

 

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Adair County Historical & Genealogical Association

  • Cemeteries
  • Funeral Homes
  • Funeral Cards 1963-2000
  • Historical & Genealogical Societies
  • Libraries Addresses
  • Lookup Volunteers
  • Maps
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  • Newspapers/Periodicals/Newsletters
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  • WWI Deaths and MIAs
  • USGenWeb Archives: Adair County

    OKbits - Adair County Newspapers
    OKbits - Cherokee Advocate

    Indian Pioneer History
    Project for Oklahoma

    Adair County Queries Post/View

    Archived Queries Prior To February 26, 1998

    Oklahoma Genealogy Links
  • Cherokee Nation, IT Page
  • Cherokee Archival Project
  • OKGenWeb Project: Marriages
  • OKGenWeb Project: Cemeteries
  • Oklahoma Pre-History Project
  • Oklahoma City Directories Online
  • OKGenWeb Resource page
  • Social Security Records
  • Road Rail Retirement Records
  • Oklahoma Books online at OKGenWeb
  • 1903-1904 The Standard Medical
    Directory of Indian & Oklahoma Territories





  • Towns Still in Existence
    Ballard Baron Blanck Bunch Christie
    Lyons Proctor Stilwell Watts Westville
    Sites and Towns No Longer in Existence
    Addielee 1914-1943
    Baptist
    1881-1912
    Baptist Mission 1839-1866
    Site of the publication of Cherokee Messenger, 1844
    Bidding Springs
    1912-1928
    Dannenburg
    Echota
    1921-1937
    Fairfield Mission
    1829-1865
    Flint
    (Present Stilwell)
    1846-1896
    Fort Wayne
    1838-1842 & 1860-1862
    Site of Civil War Battle in 1862
    Golda's Mill
    1836-19xx Import Mill
    Greasy
    1920-1921
    Lyons
    1909-1923
    Piney
    1913-1921
    Titanic 1916-1927
    Named for the Cunard liner, Titanic, sunk during
    the night of April 14-15, 1912
    Mays
    (formerly Sallisaw)
    1888-1896
    Tomy Town
    1936-1938
    Wauhillau
    1879-1935





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