The name Okmulgee comes from a Creek word meaning "boiling water." Created at statehood from lands in the Creek Nation, Indian Territory, the county seat, Okmulgee, has been the capital of the Creek Nation since the Civil War. The Indians chose the site in the belief that tornadoes would not strike the area and so far history has proven them correct. Two local lakes furnish most of the water for the county. Major highways are I-40, east-west, and S.H. 75, north-south. Burlington Northern Railroad maintains a station for shipping. Points of interest are: the Creek Council House Museum (former meeting place of the Intertribal Council of the Five Civilized Tribes); the Creek Tribal Complex; Samuel Checote gravesite; Oklahoma State University Technical School; Nuyaka Mission and Okmulgee State Park. A Pecan Festival is held mid-June annually in Okmulgee and a Labor Day celebration is observed in Henryetta each year. Both cities support public libraries. The City of Okmulgee is a participant in the Oklahoma Department of Commerce's Main Street project. History of Okmulgee County offers information about the area. Location: Okmulgee 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: Okmulgee Distances: Okmulgee to: Tulsa - 38 miles Muskogee - 43 miles Land Area: 702 square miles of level plains and some rolling hills

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The Political Graveyard: Okmulgee 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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