Located in eastern Oklahoma, Haskell County was created at statehood and named for Charles N. Haskell, a member of the Oklahoma Constitutional Convention and first governor of Oklahoma. Haskell County was one of the first permanent Choctaw settlements in the Indian Territory. Many Choctaws arrived by steamboat at Tamaha, and settled there along the Arkansas River. Haskell County was also the site of several skirmishes during the Civil War. The county seat is located at Stigler. Belle Starr, the bandit queen, frequented the area during the late 1800s. She was reportedly killed near present-day Hoyt. There is an in-county transit system. Local industries include meat packing, milling and trucking. Recreational opportunities may be found at the Robert S. Kerr Lake, Sequoyah Wildlife Refuge and the Haskell County Recreation Club. Annual events include Reunion Days during the third week in June, the Christmas Parade on the first Saturday in December, and the Antique Cat Show during late October. Haskell County History Indian Territory through 1988 is available from the Haskell County Historical Society. Location: Haskell County is in eastern Oklahoma. Climate: The average precipitation is 57.0 inches yearly in this area. January's average temperature is 41.4 degrees Fahrenheit and July's average is 80.0 degrees Fahrenheit. County Seat: Stigler Distances: Stigler to: Muskogee - 44 miles Tulsa - 95 miles Oklahoma City - 149 miles Land Area: 625 square miles of rolling hills and mountains in the south with three major lakes
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McCurtain Genealogical Society
Includes Haskell County cemeteries, obituary index and Civil War sites, newsletter, member information.
The Political Graveyard: Haskell County, Oklahoma
Database provides political history, cemetery locations, and brief biographies of politicians who were born, lived or died in the county.
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