County Seat: Stilwell,
Michelle Tucker Chubenko
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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
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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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Towns Still in Existence
|Sites and Towns No Longer in Existence
|Baptist Mission 1839-1866
Site of the publication of Cherokee Messenger, 1844
1838-1842 & 1860-1862
Site of Civil War Battle in 1862
1836-19xx Import Mill
Named for the Cunard liner, Titanic, sunk during
the night of April 14-15, 1912