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Okfuskee County, Oklahoma


Page Contents for Okemah, Oklahoma

Statistics & Facts


History & History-related items

City Attractions


Chamber of Commerce.

Community events.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.



Statistics & Facts

The Oklahoma state capital is Oklahoma City.
The population of Okemah is approximately 3,085 (1990), 3223 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 1,528 (1990), 1269 (2010).
The amount of land area in Okemah is 6.724 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.18 sq kilometers.
The distance from Okemah to Washington DC is 1119 miles.
The distance to the Oklahoma state capital is 68 miles. (as the crow flies)
Okemah is positioned 35.42 degrees north of the equator and 96.29 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Okemah average annual rainfall is 40 inches per year
Okemah average annual snowfall is 8 inches per year.
The average winter temperature is 47 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 81 degrees F.


about 72 miles east of Oklahoma City on I-40

Here is a location page for Okemah.
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History & History Related Items

Here is a history page for Okemah.

Named for a Kickapoo Indian Chief, the Indian chief came to town in March and built a bark home there to wait until the opening of the town on 22 april 1902. The name means "things up high," in the Kickapoo language. Since the town was named for Chief Okemah, it meant the town was to look up to and live up to the name of the old chief. The town was platted in March of 1902, in April the grand opening was held, The town was incorporated in 1903.
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Okemah is the home of Woody Guthrie

Okemah Pioneer Days Celebration
held each year in April
For more information concerning Pioneer Day, call 918-623-2440.

Learn more about Okemah
information on everything from history to goings on in the town to community

Scenic Lake Eufaula is only 30 miles away from Okemah. Lake Okemah is a 1,200-acre lake and is one of Oklahoma's top fishing lakes
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Okemah City Government

City of Okemah
502 W. Broadway
Okemah, Oklahoma 74859
Phone: 918-623-1050

Okemah has a Council/Manager type of government.


Okemah is the county seat of Okfuskee County

Okfuskee County Clerk
E Third St At E Atlanta St
Okemah, OK 74859
Phone: 918-623-1724

Okfuskee County Historical
407 W Broadway St
Okemah, OK 74859-2401
Phone: 918-623-2027

Okemah Chamber

Chamber of Commerce
208 W. Broadway
Okemah, Oklahoma 74859
Phone: 918-623-2440

Okemah Community Events

April each year
Pioneer Day Celebration
Place: Downtown Okemah Oklahoma
Time: 9:00a.m. to 11:00p.m.
Sponsored by: Community Improvement Association
Parade, Arts & Crafts, Live Music, Carnival, Golf Tournament, Jugglers, Bicycle Race, Rodeo & Reunions. Lots of Fun for Everyone. For more info, see the website. For vendor applications, contact Okemah Chamber of Commerce at 918-623-2440.

July each year
Woody Guthrie Folk Festival
Place: Okemah Pastures of Plenty
Sponsored by: The Woody Coalition, Inc.
The Woody Guthrie Folk Festival is held annually by the Woody Guthrie Coalition to promote and preserve the rich musical heritage of Oklahoma's and America's most influential folk singer. The festival is held in Woody's childhood home, Okemah, Oklahoma. This event is a showcase for folk artists from across America. For more information, see or

Okemah Organizations

Chamber of Commerce
208 W. Broadway
Okemah, Oklahoma 74859
Phone: 918-623-2440

Okemah Schools

Okemah Public Schools Okemah


The population of Okemah was:
1970 - 2,913 1980 - 3,381 1990 - 3,085 1999 - 2,860 (estimate)

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