Cherokee County, Oklahoma

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Cherokee County
Cherokee National Capitol in Tahlequah.
Map of Oklahoma highlighting Cherokee County
Location within the U.S. state of Oklahoma
Map of the United States highlighting Oklahoma
Oklahoma's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 35°55′N 95°00′W / 35.91°N 95°W / 35.91; -95
Country United States
State Oklahoma
Named forCherokee Nation
Largest cityTahlequah
 • Total776 sq mi (2,010 km2)
 • Land749 sq mi (1,940 km2)
 • Water27 sq mi (70 km2)  3.5%
 • Total47,078
 • Density61/sq mi (23/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district2nd

Cherokee County is a county in the U.S. state of Oklahoma. As of 2020, the population was 47,078.[1] Its capital city is Tahlequah.

Geography[change | change source]

The county has a total area of 776 square miles.

Bordering counties[change | change source]

Cities and towns[change | change source]

NRHP sites[change | change source]

The following sites in Cherokee County are listed on the National Register of Historic Places:

  • Cherokee Female Seminary, Tahlequah
  • Cherokee National Capitol, Tahlequah
  • Cherokee National Jail, Tahlequah
  • Cherokee Supreme Court Building, Tahlequah
  • First Cherokee Female Seminary Site, Tahlequah
  • French-Parks House, Tahlequah
  • Illinois Campground, Tahlequah
  • Indian University of Tahlequah, Tahlequah
  • Dr. Irwin D. Loeser Log Cabin, Tahlequah
  • Murrell Home, Park Hill
  • Ross Cemetery, Park Hill
  • Tahlequah Armory, Tahlequah
  • Tahlequah Carnegie Library, Tahlequah
  • Joseph M. Thompson House, Tahlequah

References[change | change source]

  1. "QuickFacts: Cherokee County, Oklahoma". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 19, 2024.