Seminole County

County Seat: Wewoka, Oklahoma 74884

Before Oklahoma's admission as a state, the county was the entire small portion of Indian Territory allocated to the Seminole people, who were removed from Florida in the 1820s. It is notable for the Greater Seminole Field, one of the most important oil fields ever found, which is still producing. It extends into nearby counties. In the early years of the oil boom, workers and adventurers flooded into the county, rapidly tripling the population. As oil production later declined, jobs and residents left.

 

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Ceyvah Band
This band is descended from one of the principal tribes of the southeastern area of the United States. The Ceyvah were a part of the Muskhogean confederacy of Georgia and spoke the dialect of the Hitchiti language. They made their way to Florida during the border wars with the Georgia Milit ...
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Cromwell
The Cromwell oil field and town were named for Joe I. Cromwell of Muskogee, Oklahoma. A gas well, the #1 Jim Willis in the SE/4 SE/4NW/4 of Section 15-10N-8E, was completed at a depth of 3,466 feet by the Cosden Oil Co. on November 11, 1922. However, it was not until the discovery of oil by the ...
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Dosar Barkus Band
In 1813, a man by the name of William Noble led what is now the Dosar Barkus Band. Being born in Florida, he had no band, only a tribe. William Noble led what later became the Dosar Barkus Band from 1870--1898. Dosar Barkus took over leadership in 1898. The Dawes Roll gave the band the name, Do ...
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Emahaka Mission
A school for Seminole Indian girls was established in 1894 near here northeast and operated by the Seminole Nation. Reverend W.P. Blake was the first superintendent. Mrs. Alice Brown Davis, who later became first female chief of the Seminole, was the superintendent in 1908 at Emahaka Mission. T ...
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Fushutche Band
Fushutche Band was originally Fushutche Town, an old Upper Creek Town appearing on maps as early as 1733. A small band was noted in northern Florida as early as 1778. Fushutche Town migrated to Florida between 1814-1815, joined other Indian tribes and became known as the Seminoles. While in Flo ...
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Mekasukey Academy
Established and handsome building erected by Seminole Nation. Opened for Seminole boys, 1891. "Mikasuki" was name of ancient "war" town whose people were noted for courage. From 1914, school was coeducational; closed 1930. Building later accidentally burned.
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Sasakwa
Home of Gov. John F. Brown for 34 yrs. Principal Chief Seminole Nation, succeeding his father in law. Chief John Jumper, Col 1st Reft. Seminole Mtd: Vols. Confederate Army in Civil War. Young Brown was Lieut., 1st Reft. Creek Mid. Vols. C.S.A. Each in turn was pastor of Spring Church, near here ...
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Seminole Nation Museum
The Seminole Nation Museum documents and interprets the history and culture of the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma and the people and events that make its capital, Wewoka, one of the most historically significant and culturally diverse communities in Oklahoma. Through the use of select artifacts, h ...