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NOWATA COUNTY, OK.
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This Nowata County website is available for adoption.
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Linda Simpson, State Coordinator or
Mel Owings, Assistant Coordinator

HISTORY OF NOWATA COUNTY

Located in northeastern Oklahoma, Nowata County was created at statehood, in 1907, from the former Cooweescoowee District, Cherokee Nation West, Indian Territory.

After 1838/39, forced removal of the Cherokee Indians over the Trail of Tears, from Cherokee Nation East, eight of the nine districts were formed in the Cherokee Nation.
The Cherokee Districts are; Flint District, Going Snake District , Delaware District, Sequoyah District, was first known as Skin Bayou District, then name was changed to Sequoyah District after Drennen Roll was taken, Illinois District, Canadian District, Saline District & Tahlequah District.

In 1856 Cooweescoowee District, was formed from the western portion of Saline District.

It took its name from the town of Nowata which serves as its county seat. Stories abound as to the origin of the name Nowata. One opinion is that two railroad surveyors took the suggestion of an educated Delaware Indian woman, "Noweta" meaning "welcome", to name the site. Others say a Georgian exploring the area found no water at some springs and posted a sign "No Wata" to warn the other travelers.

In 1904, when oil and gas were discovered, Nowata County became known as the world's largest shallow oil field. Today, the county is principally agricultural, with cattle products accounting for more than half of the farm income and wheat as the second leading revenue source.

If you look in the Commnites and Towns of Nowata County section below, in Coody's Bluff, there is a time line that might help everyone.

Nowata county covers 577 square miles. Major streams; The Verdigris River and other streams, such as the Big, Hickory, California, Lightning, Salt and Snow Creeks provide recreational and fishing opportunities and Nowata has several parks.

Thank you for visiting Nowata County. 

   

 

ONSITE INFORMATION
ONSITE LINKS
OFFSITE INFORMATION
OFFSITE LINKS
Books, Census and
Other Resources
NEW "1869" CNW Cooweescoowee District Census
County
Homepages
Nowata Cemetery & Marriage Record UPDATES Nowata Recollections
Nowata 1950's
CEMETERIES Family Histories
or Lineages
Calendar Query Board
Libraries Look-ups OKGenWeb Resources  
Mailing Lists Misc. Links    
Maps Records    
Marriage Records Researchers    
Military/Veterans      
Newspapers      
Photos & Pictures      
Pioneers      
Schools      
Stories      
Train Depot      
OTHER GREAT INFORMATION
LIFE IN NOWATA COUNTY
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"VOL. 1 page 4"
Nowata Historical Society
Museum
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Family Finders Club of Nowata County OK
Does Research

"Delaware Indian Pupils attend Baptist Mission School
September 30, 1858"
"Delaware Indian Pupils attend Baptist Mission School
December 31, 1867"

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Communities and Towns Located In Nowata County
South Coffeyville
Lenapah
Elliott
Wann
Delaware
Coody's Bluff
Alluwe
Childers
Nowata
Watova
Snow Creek

Mail arrives to the Communities and Towns
Of Nowata County
Early Postoffice of Nowata County Oklahoma

Click here for a Nowata County map created by Sharon Crawford.

Surrounding Counties
Washington
Rogers
Craig
Montgomery, KS



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