Sequoyah, the Cherokee soldier and teacher, gained world-wide fame when he devised the Cherokee syllabary. His statue is in the Nation's Capitol as one of Oklahoma's two greatest men. The giant redwood trees of California are named for him.
Sequoyah's original homesite is preserved in a beautiful park and historical complex just north of Sallisaw. Other artifacts of the area are on display in the 14 Flags Museum located in Sallisaw, as well as the restored depot and historic buildings around the town.
In western Sequoyah County just east of Gore, Tahlonteeskee, the first Cherokee capital, is reconstructed with the courthouse, council house, and Old Settler's Cabin.
The Robert S. Kerr Lake and Navagational System and Lake Tenkiller provide abundant outdoor recreation including boating, fishing, hunting, skiing, hiking, wildlife viewing, and educational opportunities at the Wildlife Refuge and the Lock and Dam.
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14 Flags Museum is housed in the restored cabin, built in 1845, of Judge Franklin Faulkner, a pioneer lawyer of Sequoyah County. The museum contains early-day artifacts from this area. The entire museum complex includes a stretch of several log cabins with historical items on display.Sallisaw, OK Museums
Sequoyah was born in the lower Appalachian region of Tennessee about 1770. His mother was a member of the "Paint Clan" of the Cherokee Nation and his non-Indian father, Nathaniel Gist, left the family when Sequoyah was very young. Sequoyah grew to manhood among his kinsmen, the Cherokees.Sallisaw, OK Famous People
The renovated Missouri-Pacific Railroad Station houses Sallisaw's public library, the Stanley Tubbs Memorial Library. The exterior of the building remains true to the original structure built over 75 years ago. Current fiction, non-fiction, children'Sallisaw, OK Railroad History