Introduction to Tahlequah, Oklahoma
Tahlequah was initially inhabited by Native Americans. The city derived its name from a Cherokee word meaning "two is enough" or "just two." It was the capital of the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians and the Cherokee Nation. The Cherokee Supreme Court Building was built in the city in 1844. It is the oldest public building of Oklahoma. Tahlequah is the county seat of Cherokee County.
Tahlequah and nearby Attractions
- Cherokee Landing State Park
- Box Shopping Center
- Trail of Tears
- Cherokee National Museum
- George M. Murrell Home
- Sequoyah State Park
Things To Do In Tahlequah
Tahlequah offers easy access to the Cherokee National Museum, the George M. Murrell Home, the Trail of Tears and Fort Gibson. The Cherokee Landing State Park, the Sequoyah Bay State Park and the Adair State Park are nearby as well. One can shop at the Cherokee Hills Shopping Center and the Box Shopping Center while in Tahlequah. Local celebrations include the Illinois River BalloonFest, the Hillbilly Hoedown, the United Keetoowah Band Annual Celebration and the Red Fern Festival.
Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport provides facilities for air transportation.
Tahlequah Higher Education
Northeastern State University and the Indian Capital Technology Center-Tahlequah are the local institutions of higher education. The University of Arkansas also provides facilities for higher education.