Cherokee County Tourism

Named for the Cherokee Nation, Cherokee County was created in 1906. Tahlequah, the county seat, has been the capital of the Cherokee Nation since 1844. Cherokee County’s past is rich in the culture and history of the Cherokee Nation, and many of its historic landmarks still stand today including the Cherokee National Supreme Court Building and the Cherokee Female Seminary. Outdoor recreational opportunities in the area can be found at Sequoyah State Park, Fort Gibson Lake and Cherokee Landing State Park. Visitors to Cherokee County will also enjoy camping along the Illinois River.