County Seat: Stilwell, Oklahoma
James H. Carroll
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Adair County is located in eastern Oklahoma, bordered by Arkansas. Created in 1907 from the lands of the Cherokee Nation's Going Snake and Flint Districts, Adair County was named after a well known Cherokee family. Stilwell, formed in 1897, has been the county seat since 1910.
Primary industries of the county include food processing and canning, poultry raising, cattle ranching and horse breeding.
The Annual Strawberry Festival is held in May to celebrate the strawberry, a principal crop of the area.
Sites of interest within Adair County include the site near Westville of the Old Baptist Missionary Church, built by the "Trail of Tears" Cherokees in 1836. A marker stands near the community of Watts recognizing Fort Wayne, a military post established in 1838 and abandoned in 1842, although it was reactivated and was the site of a Civil war battle in 1862.
Area - 569 Square Miles - Recreation Area - Adair Major Stream Systems - Illinois River, Sallisaw and Little Lee Creek
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More History - Adair
County from Oklahoma Historical Society's Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and
Reed Mitchell (1869-1938) is the focal character of the book, but there are 89
biographies of family members in the book, many of whom lived, or are still
living, in Adair County. The
book is entitled The Franklin Reed Mitchell Family of Adair County, Oklahoma
- A History and Genealogy. The
book is currently available in Kindle format on Amazon.com.
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Archived Queries Prior to February 26, 1998
Still in Existence
/ Baron / Blanch / Bunch / Christie / Lyons/ Proctor / Stilwell / Watts /
Site and Towns
No Longer in Existence
1914-1943 / Baptist, 1881-1912 / Baptist Mission, 1839-1866
Bidding Springs, 1912-1928 / Dannenburg / Echota, 1921-1937 /
Fairfield Mission, 1829-1865 / Flint (present Stillwell) - 1846-1896/
Fort Wayne, 1838-1842 and 1860-1862 - Site of Civil War Battle /
Golda's Mill - 1836-19?? - Import Mill / Greasy - 1920-1921 / Lyons, 1909-1923
Piney, 1913-1921 / Mayes, formerly Sallisaw, 1888-1896 / Tomy Town, 1936-1938/
Wauhillau, 1879-1935 / Titanic, 1916-1927
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