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Okfuskee County, OK

Okfuskee CountyOkfuskee County, created at statehood, had its name and the name of the small town established in 1896, 12 miles north of Okemah, chosen for a Creek town in Cleburne County, Alabama. The name referred to the origin of a clan of the Muskogee, or Creek, Indians.

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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Veteran's Memorial

The Veteran's Memorial honors those who served the United States of America in all wars with engraved emblems of the Army, Air Force, Navy, and Marine Corps.

Okemah, OK Memorials

Crystal Theater, 1921 - 2000

When the Crystal Theatre was remodeled in 1931, it was modeled after Tulsa'

Okemah, OK Theatres

Okfuskee County Historical Society Museum

The county's past is explored through an early-day schoolroom display and a variety of other items, housed in a 1926 Masonic temple.

Okemah, OK Museums

Okemah Golf Club

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 1991

Okemah, OK Golf Courses

Woody Guthrie Statue and Mural

The Woody Guthrie Statue was dedicated at the 1998 Free Folk Festival and placed in a memorial park in downtown Okemah. Painted on a wall adjacent to the park is this mural illustrating the life of Woody done by artist, DeAnna Wilson.

Okemah, OK Arts

Woody Guthrie

Woody Guthrie was born in Okemah, Oklahoma on July 14, 1912

Okemah, OK Famous People

Okemah Public Library

The Okemah Public Library is located in a historic rock building constructed with the aid of WPA funds. Enjoying a scenic view of Okemah's Noble Park, it is within a block of the Okemah Middle School.

Okemah, OK Historic Buildings

Territory Town Museum

Walk along the boardwalk in Territory Town and look into the store fronts of the old western town. The museum exhibits include Civil War relics, Wells Fargo items, Indian artifacts, western memorabilia, and souvenirs.

Okemah, OK Museums


Okemah Lake

Okemah boasts one of the most beautiful 1100 acre city lakes in the state of Oklahoma. Okemah City Lake complex offers superb fishing, water skiing, RV Park and camping. The 1998 Angler'

Okemah, OK Recreation


Boley Cemetery

Unique markers; graves of early town settlers.

Boley, OK Cemeteries

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