Sequoyah County

County Seat: Sallisaw, Oklahoma 74955

Sequoyah County was named after Sequoyah, who created the Cherokee syllabary.


Dwight Mission
Dwight Presbyterian Mission was the first American mission to the Native Americans established west of the Mississippi River.
Entering Indian Territory
Home of the Five Civilized Tribes. Ft. Smith, founded 1817, was first U.S. fort in Ind. Ter. Along here the first highway in Oklahoma, 56 mi. from Ft. Smith to Ft. Gibson, was completed in 1827. Gen. Zachary Taylor, stationed at these posts in 1841-45 and later President of U.S. traveled this h ...
Sequoyah's Home
Sequoyah's Cabin was the home during 1829-1844 of Sequoyah, or George Gist, who created a written language for the Cherokee nation. It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1965.
Western Cherokee capitol, 1829-39, and Court ground for Cherokee Nation. Named for the chief who secured the establishment of Dwight Mission in Arkansas Ter. His brother, John Jolly, served at this capitol as chief, and Sam Houston often visited here. It was Chief Jolly who had given Houston t ...
Tenkiller State Park / Lake Tenkiller
There are many reasons why we call Tenkiller State Park, "Heaven in the Hills". Located on the shore of scenic Lake Tenkiller, this park is an outdoor recreation wonderland. The magnificent limestone cliffs, crystal clear water and abundant water sports, including an underwater scuba park, make ...