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Okfuskee County District Court
3rd & Atlanta Street
Okemah, OK 74859-0106
Telephone: (918) 623-0525
Named for a Creek town in Cleburn County, Alabama, Okfuskee County was originally part of the Creek Nation, Indian Territory. Much of its history is tied to that of the Creek Nation. For example, Thlopthlocco Town, established in the 1830's, became the headquarters of Colonel D. H. Cooper's Confederate forces in 1861, prior to battles with Opothleyahola and the "Loyal Creeks"

 From 1802 to 1825, this land was termed the "Missouri Territory" and was open to exploration and settlement. By 1825, it was closed to white settlement and established as a United States Indian Reservation. The Creek Nation owned and governed this area from 1859 to near statehood. The land was allotted to individual Creek Nation citizens, including the freedman. Oklahoma became a state in 1907. Several towns vied to be the county seat of Okfuskee County including Weleetka and Castle, after statehood but Okemah   has always had that distinction.

Also, Okemah, the county seat, is named for the Creek chief Okemah meaning "Big Chief." Two of Okemah's most noted residents were Leon Chase Phillips, 11th governor of Oklahoma, and noted American songwriter Woody Guthrie.

Boley, founded in 1904 on 80 acres of land belonging to a Creek freedman, is one of the few black towns remaining in the United States. Established to demonstrate the ability of the black community to govern itself, it thrived for many years before the Farmer's State Bank was robbed and in the process D. J. Turner and the mayor of Boley were shot and killed

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