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Cherokee County, Oklahoma


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Statistics & Facts

The Oklahoma state capital is Oklahoma City.
The population of Tahlequah is approximately 15753 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 4,579 (1990), 6111 (2010).
The amount of land area in Tahlequah is 15.303 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Tahlequah to Washington DC is 1039 miles.
The distance to the Oklahoma state capital is 147 miles. (as the crow flies)
Tahlequah is positioned 35.91 degrees north of the equator and 94.97 degrees west of the prime meridian.

History & History Related Items

Tahlequah was founded by the Cherokee Indian Tribe at the end of the infamous "Trail of Tears" forced removal from their homes in the east. The Cherokees formed their new government in Tahlequah. The Cherokee Tribal Capitol building, prison, and supreme court buildings all still remain in downtown Tahlequah. The Cherokees who were great believers in education also built large schools known as the Male Seminary and Female Seminary. Education continues to be major function in Tahlequah with the presence of Northeastern Oklahoma State University. Tahlequah is the present day home of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma which now has over 120,000 enrolled members and operates numerous businesses and Medical Clinics in eastern Oklahoma. The Cherokee Nation provides numerous services to the tribal members throughout eastern Oklahoma.
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Tahlequah City Government

Tahlequah is the County Seat for Cherokee County

Cherokee County Clerk
213 W Delaware St
Tahlequah, OK 74464-3641
Phone: 918-456-3171

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