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Located in northeastern Oklahoma, Nowata County was created at statehood, in 1907, from the former Cooweescoowee District, Cherokee Nation West, Indian Territory.

After 1838/39, forced removal of the Cherokee Indians over the Trail of Tears, from Cherokee Nation East, eight of the nine districts were formed in the Cherokee Nation.
The Cherokee Districts are; Flint District, Going Snake District , Delaware District, Sequoyah District, was first known as Skin Bayou District, then name was changed to Sequoyah District after Drennen Roll was taken, Illinois District, Canadian District, Saline District & Tahlequah District.

In 1856 Cooweescoowee District, was formed from the western portion of Saline District.

It took its name from the town of Nowata which serves as its county seat. Stories abound as to the origin of the name Nowata. One opinion is that two railroad surveyors took the suggestion of an educated Delaware Indian woman, "Noweta" meaning "welcome", to name the site. Others say a Georgian exploring the area found no water at some springs and posted a sign "No Wata" to warn the other travelers.

In 1904, when oil and gas were discovered, Nowata County became known as the world's largest shallow oil field. Today, the county is principally agricultural, with cattle products accounting for more than half of the farm income and wheat as the second leading revenue source.

If you look in the Commnites and Towns of Nowata County section below, in Coody's Bluff, I have put up a time line that might help everyone.

The Nowata County Courthouse
built in 1912, J. W. ROBERTS, architect, is an historic site.

Nowata county covers 577 square miles. Major streams; The Verdigris River and other streams, such as the Big, Hickory, California, Lightning, Salt and Snow Creeks provide recreational and fishing opportunities and Nowata has several parks.


Nowata Oklahoma Train Depot
Early 1900's
Courtesy of Patricia Dill
September 20, 2007

This is part of the story, written in the Nowata Daily Star of Thursday, June 10, 1976..

The FIRST railroad passenger depot built in Nowata was this wooden structure, erected in 1889, with the train utilizing the new facility in Nowata Christmas Eve, going from Coffeyville, KS. to Fort Smith, Ark. Old records show the train was loaded with dignitaries, politicians, and probably not a few “opportunists”. This picture was taken from the east side of the tracks, looking west, and the depot was then in the 100 block of N. Oak, directly across the street from where Randall’s Tire company is now located. The new depot was built in its present location in 1912, with as many lawsuits and difficulties in getting it constructed as the Lions Club had in later securing the premises. The last passenger train went through Nowata to Claremore and back on March 27, 1960, with 180 people making the trip.
Courtesy of Nita Wesson September 23, 2007


 
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A man remembers playing as a boy around Taylor Cemetery. Scroll down to Taylor Cemetery.

History of Nowata City, Lawmen. Scroll down to the new link

"THE CHRONOLOGICAL HISTORY OF NOWATA CITY LAWMEN"

Scroll down to ALLUWE, see the NEW 1950'S MAP AND LEGEND OF "LIGHTNING CREEK" ALLUWE OKLAHOMA


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Nowata County Research Links


Archives Has NOT Been UPDATED
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Books, Census and
Other Resources
NEW "1869" CNW Cooweescoowee District Census

Calendar

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NEW CORRECTIONS, ADDITIONS
NEW PHOTOS


Guardian Angel Corner
Jo Roberson's Obits
Vivian's Queries & Obits
JULY 7, 2007


Churches

County
Homepages

Family Histories
or Lineages

Libraries

Links Some New Good OLD Stuff
Nowata Recollections
Nowata 1950's

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Look-ups

Mailing Lists

**NEW** Maps

New Marriage Records
"1887 - 1941"
Book 13, 31 mar 1941 goes to 10 Aug 1943 will be the next book


Military/Veterans
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Delaware Indian Member List
M Company, 6th KS Vol Cav
Sept 7, 1864


Newspapers
Nowata Daily Star November 1927 Issue

Photos & Pictures

Pioneers
Muskogee & Northeastern Oklahoma
Books by John D. Benedict
"1922"

Query Board

View Old Queries

Records

Researchers

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FAMILY FINDERS CLUB OF NOWATA COUNTY
Does Research

Rootsweb
Resources

NEW List of Schools

1960 Delaware Class Photos, High School thru Fifth Grade
NEW Childers Pictures
1917 Nowata High School "IRONMAN"
1929 Nowata Grad's Picture
1928 York School Photo

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LIFE IN NOWATA COUNTY
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"VOL. 1 page 2"
"VOL. 1 page 3"
"VOL. 1 page 4"

Nowata Historical Society
Museum
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Family Finders Club of Nowata County OK
Does Research

UNIQUE GIFTS

Stories
"Delaware Indian Pupils attend Baptist Mission School
September 30, 1858"

"Delaware Indian Pupils attend Baptist Mission School
December 31, 1867"

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THE CHRONOLOGICAL HISTORY OF NOWATA CITY LAWMEN

Nowata City Lawman

NOWATA COUNTY SHERIFFS 1907 - 2011

Sheriffs of Nowata County Oklahoma
1907 - 2011

COMMUNITIES AND TOWNS LOCATED INNowata County

South Coffeyville
Lenapah
Elliott
Wann
Delaware
Coody's Bluff
Alluwe
Childers
Nowata
Watova
Snow Creek

MAIL ARRIVES TO THE COMMUNITIES AND TOWNS OF NOWATA COUNTY

Early Postoffice of Nowata County Oklahoma

Surrounding Counties

Washington
Rogers
Craig
Montgomery, KS

Surrounding Area Cemeteries

Manley - Ross Cemetery Craig Co., OK.
Talala Cemetery and Atkins Cemetery, Rogers Co., OK.
Ward Grove Cemetery, Rogers Co., OK.
Winganon-Ketchum Cemetery, Rogers Co., OK.


Courtesy of John Farrell October 13, 2006

Museums and Historic Sites: Nowata County Historical Museum and don't forget the Diamond Point School, is also on the historic register.


Courtesy of John Farrell October 13, 2006


Layer of Snow Atop a Reservoir Wall
Nowata Oklahoma
February 23, 2010
Photographer: Frank Wallace

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