Adair County

County Seat: Stilwell, Oklahoma 74960

Adair County was named after the Adair family of the Cherokee tribe.


Adair County Courthouse
This classically-inspired art deco building was constructed in 1930 and designed by J.J. Harrelson. The low-relief ornamentation includes sunbursts and scrolls combined with indians in full headdress. Listed in national register 8/23/84.*
Adair County War Memorial
In 1992, this patriotic memorial to the veteran's of all wars was dedicated on the front lawn of the Adair County Courthouse. "Lest We Forget" those men who made the ultimate sacrifice to ensure the peace and security of their fellow man.
Baptist Mission
Rev. Jesse Busyhead settled here in 1839 following the Cherokee removal from the east and held church services at his home until the Baptist Mission was established in 1841 by Rev. Evan Jones. This site was one of the ration stations known as GA-DU-HO-GA-DU, or Breadtown, by the Cherokee follow ...
Fairfield Mission
Established among the western Cherokees by Dr. Marcus Palmer in 1829 under the auspices of Boston based American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions. First located in Pope County, Arkansas Territory, and known as Mulberry Mission. Other missionaries serving at Fairfield included Dr. ...
Rev. Jesse Bushyhead Grave
Sacred to the memory of Rev. Jesse Bushyhead Born in the old Cherokee nation. Sept. 1804 Died in the present Cherokee Nation July 17, 1844.
Robert Rogers
A signer of the treaty of New Echota and grandfather of famed Will Rogers. Robert Rogers moved with his wife, Sally Vann, to Indian Territory about 1837, and established a home about 1 mile northwest. He was killed in 1842 in a tribal feud as were many of the treaty signers following the forced ...
Star Springs
The Starr Springs area was first settled by the Benjamin Cooper family in 1834. It was the site of the Andrew Adair and George Washington Adair massacre in 1853. The springs along with Shell Creek are the main sources for the headwaters of Sallisaw Creek. They were named for George Harlan Starr ...