Okemah, the county seat, annually attracts thousands of folk music enthusiasts to the Woody Guthrie Free Folk Festival. Okemah is the hometown of the folk music legend, Woody Guthrie, who reminded us all that "this land is your land and my land from the Redwood Forest to the Gulf Stream waters."
Boley is the most famous of Oklahoma's all-black towns as declared by Booker T. Washington as the most interesting of the Negro towns in the United States. There are 14 historic structures left downtown, where the entire commercial district has been named a national landmark. Boley's Rodeo and Barbecue Festival attracts 30,000 fans each year to its 95 year old rodeo celebration.
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Okemah boasts one of the finest golf courses in the area. Our nine-hole golf course is the site of many hours of family fun for local residents. Golfers from area communities are attracted to this course and impressed by its caliber. Built by volunteers in 1991Okemah, OK Golf Courses
Boley is one of the few all-black towns with a formal museum dedicated to its history. The small collection is in a 1908 home that was named a National Historic Landmark in 1975. The town is expanding the facility. Displays include historic photos, bricks made by the Boley Brick Company in 19Boley, OK Museums