Bordering Arkansas, Adair County was created at statehood and named for a well-known Cherokee Indian family. The county seat has been located in Stilwell since 1910. Primary industries of the county include food processing and canning, poultry raising, cattle ranching and horse breeding. The Annual Strawberry Festival is held on the second Saturday in May in Stilwell. Sites of interest within Adair County include Golda's Bidding Sprints Grist Mill, the state's last water-powered grist mill, which was originally founded in the early 1820s. The Old Baptist Missionary Church, built by the "Trail of Tears" Cherokee Indians in 1836, is located north of Stilwell near Westville. A marker stands near the community of Watts recognizing Fort Wayne, a military post established in 1838. Abandoned in 1842, it was reactivated and became the site of a Civil War battle in 1862. Professional football player Sam Claphan and Wilma Mankiller, former principal chief of the Cherokee Nation, hail from Adair County. Location: Adair County borders on the Arkansas state line, almost due east of Tulsa. 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: Stilwell Distances: Stilwell to: Muskogee - 52 miles Tulsa - 91 miles Oklahoma City - 184 miles Land Area: 569 square miles, rolling hills, 3 major stream systems

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Adair County Assessor
Contains staff directory, tax forms, levy rates and appraisal information.
Adair County Cooperative Extension Service
Providing programs in agriculture, 4-H, family consumer sciences and rural development. Includes calendar, staff list and hours. Located in Stillwell.
OKGenWeb: Adair County
Provides overview of the county, and links to vital records, lookups, queries, maps and other resources for genealogy researchers. Subscribe to a mailing list.
Wikipedia: Adair County, Oklahoma
Encyclopedia article presents geography, demographics, a list of cities and towns, and sites listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
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