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Cherokee Supreme Court Building


category : Ethnic Heritage
Cherokee Supreme Court Building This structure was built in 1845 by James S. Pierce to house the Cherokee National Supreme Court. The supreme and district court both held sessions here for some time. The "Cherokee Advocate" was also printed in this building for several years after the original Advocate building burned. About 1875, this court building was damaged by fire but was immediately restored.

It is the oldest government building in the state of Oklahoma and is in the process of restoration.


Address: Keetoowah Street and Water Avenue,
Downtown, across the street from the Cherokee Capitol

Come visit us in Tahlequah, Oklahoma

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Cherokee Heritage Center

The Cherokee Heritage Center, operated by the Cherokee National Historical Society, is located three miles south of Tahlequah, on the original site of the Cherokee Female Seminary. This remote area, covered with dense underbrush, was cleared in the mid-1960

Tahlequah, OK Museums

The Cherokee Advocate

The Cherokee Advocate
Vol 1, Tahlequah, Cherokee Nation, Thursday, September 9, 1844

As a tribute to Oklahoma's first legal newspaper, The Cherokee Advocate, was established in 1844 in a building approximately 100' from the location (of this maker.)

Tahlequah, OK Monuments

Monument to General Stand Watie

- In Honor of -

General Stand Watie

Tahlequah, OK Monuments

Self-Guided Tour of Historic Tahlequah

History is one of Tahlequah's most valuable resources, much of it in the history of the Cherokee Nation ... to a Civil War cabin ... to homes of townspeople at the turn of the century.

Tahlequah, OK Tours

The First Telephone

Here in September, 1885, the first telephone in Oklahoma was connected for service. It was the first telephone in the Mississippi Valley west of St. Louis. The company was organized by a group of Cherokees, namely, D.W. Lipe, L.B. Bell, R.M. Wolfe, J.S. Stapler, J.B. Stapler, and E.D. Hicks.

Tahlequah, OK Markers

Things to do Ethnic Heritage near Tahlequah, OK

Quapaw Heritage

Oklahoma, literally translated as "Land of the Red Man," was home to Native American tribes long before the white man came. S...