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    In 1832 Washington Irving was among the early explorers of the area that was first settled by the Creek and Seminole in the 1830s. In 1856 the Seminole moved east of the county area to a separate reservation. As a result of the Reconstruction Treaties of 1866 and ensuing agreements over the following two decades, the Seminole were assigned lands that comprise present Seminole County. Confusion over boundaries caused the Seminole to purchase land from the federal government and the Creek Nation, which had been resettled to the east. The Seminole established their capital at Wewoka.
    In 1898 the Dawes Commission negotiated an allotment agreement with the Seminole that prepared the way for statehood and the creation of Seminole County out of the tribal land. In 1905 the Seminole sent delegates to the Sequoyah Convention in the unsuccessful effort to create a separate state out of Indian Territory. Consequently, in 1907 Seminole County was created when Indian and Oklahoma territories were joined to form the state of Oklahoma.


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County Clerk
110 South Wewoka Ave.
Wewoka, OK 74884
Phone (405)257-6236
Fax (405)257-2631
Court Clerk
120 South Wewoka Ave.
Wewoka, OK 74884
Phone (405)257-6236
Fax (405)257-2631

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