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Oklahoma CountiesThere are seventy-seven counties in Oklahoma. Oklahoma is ranked 20th size and 17th in the
number of counties, between Mississippi with 82 counties and Arkansas with 75 counties.
Oklahoma originally had seven counties when it was first organized as the Oklahoma Territory. These counties
were designated numerically, first through seventh. New counties added after this were designated by letters of
the alphabet. The first seven counties were later renamed. The Oklahoma Constitutional Convention named all of
the counties that were formed when Oklahoma entered statehood in 1907. Only two counties have been formed since
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Adair County, Oklahoma
Adair County Education, Geography, and History
County Seat: Stilwell
Year Organized: 1907
Square Miles: 576
PO Box 88
Stilwell, OK 74960-0088
Etymology - Origin of County Name
Named for a prominent Cherokee family of which perhaps the most noted member was Col. William Penn
Adair, who represented the Cherokee Nation at Washington from 1866 until his death in 1881.
Census Bureau Quick Facts
Located in northeastern Oklahoma, Adair County is bounded on the
east by the state of Arkansas. Cherokee County borders Adair to the
west, to the north is Delaware County, and to the south is Sequoyah
County. The county's major highways are U.S. Highway 62, an
east-west route, and U.S. Highway 59, a north-south road. Other
east-west routes include State Highways 51 and 100. Adair County has
577.03 square miles of land and water. The region is part of the
Ozark plateau uplift, which are the tree-covered foothills of the
Boston Mountains. The north and central portions of Adair County are
drained by the Illinois River and Barren Fork, Evansville, and Caney
creeks. Near Stilwell are Sallisaw and Little Lee creeks....ADAIR
- Adair County is bounded on the east by the state of Arkansas.
- Cherokee County borders Adair to the west,
- to the north is Delaware County,
- and to the south is Sequoyah County.
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