Discover Sequoyah County and trace your family history and ancestry with this list of county-specific genealogy resources.
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Located in northeastern Oklahoma, Sequoyah County is named after the legendary Sequoyah, a member of the Cherokee tribe who invented the Cherokee alphabet in the 1800s. The first capital of the Cherokee Nation was located in Sequoyah County from 1829 to 1839. The Kansas and Arkansas Valley Railway was the first railroad in the county, built in 1888-90. Natural gas and limestone mining have been important industries in Sequoyah County.
Near Sallisaw, Sequoyah’s Cabin displays the 1829 log cabin home of Sequoyah. Tenkiller State Park offers camping and cabins on the shores of Lake Tenkiller, while boating, fishing and scuba diving can be enjoyed on the lake.
In 2020, census records showed 39,281 people living in Sequoyah County. Countless assets exist for tracing genealogy in Sequoyah County including legal records, cemetery records and a local genealogy society. Valuable resources for researching genealogy in Sequoyah County are provided below, including a list of existing towns, the county courthouse address, a detailed map of the county and a list of cemeteries located within the county.
Sequoyah County Courthouse Information
120 E. Chickasaw St.
Sallisaw, OK 74955
Telephone: (918) 775-4516
Records available: Court Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate and civil court records from 1907.
Search for cemeteries, highways and scenic sites, or examine county and township lines with this detailed map of Sequoyah County.
While researching your family history in Sequoyah County, be sure to visit Sallisaw, the largest town in the county. The following towns and cities are located in present day Sequoyah County, Oklahoma.
The following towns and cities either no longer exist in Sequoyah County or are still populated, but significantly less so than in years past. These towns and cities are commonly referred to as "ghost towns."
The following cemeteries are located in present day Sequoyah County, Oklahoma.
Cedar Grove Cemetery
New Rogers Cemetery
Oak Hill Cemetery
Old Muldrow Cemetery
Star Ford Cemetery
Tee Hee Cemetery
Ussery Family Cemetery
White Chapel Cemetery
Muldrow Public Library
Stanley Tubbs Memorial Library
Muldrow Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 1253
Muldrow, OK 74938
While researching your family history in Sequoyah County, be sure to check out the following attractions located in the area.