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Sequoyah County

Sequoyah County is named for the Sequoyah, who was a Cherokee Native American leader.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Cherokee County and Adair County

E – Sebastian County, Arkansas

S – Le Flore County and Haskell County 

W – Haskell County and Muskogee County

 

Created:  July 16, 1907                          Map of Oklahoma highlighting Sequoyah County

County Seat:

Sallisaw  1907 – present

 

County Courthouse – Sallisaw 

 

Location:  120 East Chickasaw Avenue / South Oak Street

Built:  1913 – 1914

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Lisle Dunning Construction Company

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a two story light orange colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Sallisaw. The north front has a large center section which projects from the main building and has a large rectangular opening with recessed entrance There are vertical narrow bands dividing the windows and stone trim on the building corners. The roof line is flat. The building houses the County District Court of the 15th Judicial District. The building was remodeled in 1961 to 1962. The architect was Joe I Davis and Willard R and the contractor was G E Bloomfield. On the south side is the attached County Jail constructed in 2003. The architect was Jeff Andrews of Muskogee and the contractor was The Ross Group of Tulsa.

 

 

See:  The 15th Judicial District includes Adair CountyCherokee County, Muskogee County and Wagoner County.

 

History:  The county was created in 1907 and Sallisaw was selected as the county seat. The first courthouse was a two story courthouse built at an earlier date in Sallisaw the Indian Territory. The second and present courthouse was constructed in 1913 to 1914. The building was remodeled in 1961 to 1962.

 

 

County Courthouse – Sallisaw 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

County Jail – Sallisaw

 

 

Photos taken 2010 and 2023