SEMINOLE COUNTY

County Seat
Wewoka

 

Taking its name from the Creek word meaning 'runaway' or 'those who camp at a distance,' this county was originally part of the Seminole Nation, Indian Territory.
As a result of a treaty with the Creeks in 1856, the Seminoles received an estimated 2,169,080 acres of land in the Indian Territory where they could establish their
  own government and laws. They were the last of the Five Civilized Tribes to organize their government in this region.

Although oil exploration began near Wewoka as early as 1902, it was not until 1923 and the discovery of the Greater Seminole Oil Field that the county experienced an
economic boom. By September 1929, this became the premier high-gravity oil field in the United States. Now, agriculture and manufacturing contribute to the economy.

Businesses engaged in the production of clothing, oil field chemicals and tanks, air blasting equipment, and many others are located in the area.

 

  Cemeteries

 Seminole Producer

Wewoka Times

Historical Photographs

 

Seminole Nation, I. T.

 

Seminole Nation Museum

Obituaries

Bill Tilghman

Seminole Chamber of Commerce

 

Konawa Genealogical Society

 

Grisso Mansion

 Funeral Homes

Political Graveyard

 

 

Family Group Sheets

Wewoka

Seminole

 

Konawa

Sasakwa

Maud

Cromwell

   Bowlegs  Lima

Seminole County Message Board

 

2001 - Present
Linda Simpson

07 March 2014

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