Introduction to Sallisaw, Oklahoma
Sallisaw was established on March 17, 1886. It was named after the nearby Sallisaw Creek, which derived its name from a French word meaning salt provisions. The Kansas and Arkansas Valley Railroad first entered the area in 1886. In its early days, cotton was one of the main agricultural products of Sallisaw. The City of Sallisaw adopted a managerial form of government in 1919. The city is the county seat of the Sequoyah County.
Sallisaw and nearby Attractions
- East Gate Shopping Center
- Sallisaw State Park
- Lake Tenkiller
- Brushy Lake State Park
- George M. Murrell Home
- Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Things To Do In Sallisaw
Sallisaw offers a wide variety of recreational opportunities. Those interested in the area’s history should visit the Fort Smith Museum of History, the Bob Burns Museum, Spiro Mounds or the George M. Murrell Home. The Sallisaw City Lake offers facilities for boating and fishing. The Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge is also worth visiting.
Northwest Arkansas Regional is the nearest major airport
Sallisaw Higher Education
Northeastern State University, the University of Arkansas, Westark College and Tulsa Community College are the local centers of higher education.