Cities and Counties » Foothills » Tahlequah
Nestled in the densely forested foothills of the Ozarks, lies historic Tahlequah, capital of the Cherokee Nation and home of Northeastern State University.
The city boasts some of the state's oldest and most impressive architecture and is also northeastern Oklahoma's sporting and recreational paradise, gateway to the Illinois River and beautiful Lake Tenkiller --- the perfect place for a family getaway.
One of the most historically significant cities west of the Mississippi, Tahlequah was the end of the Cherokees' “Trail of Tears.” It became the capital of the Cherokee Nation in 1841 and still serves in that capacity.
Tahlequah is a Mecca for visitors who enjoy outdoor recreation and the year ‘round displays of nature.
The Murrell Home in Park Hill is a restored antebellum home, which was the scene of many important social and political events of Indian Territory. The grounds include a nature trail and picnic facilities.
Festivals, antiques, arts and crafts coupled with sparkling lakes and rivers present an outdoor recreation paradise combined with an underlying sense of the past and rich Native American heritage.
All in all, Tahlequah's appeal is ageless!
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