Adair County, Oklahoma
Adair County Courthouse
County Seat: Stilwell
Adair County was created in 1906 at the Oklahoma Constitutional Convention and named after the Adair family, specifically named for Watt Adair, one of the first Cherokee to make his home in this area. Until 1910 the county seat was Westville and was a wood-framed two-story schoolhouse. However, in 1910 the county seat was moved to Stilwell.
The new Stilwell courthouse was built of bricks and native stone. It was used until December 30, 1929, when it was destroyed by fire. The current limestone, concrete, and steel courthouse was designed by J.J. Harrelson in an art deco style. It was listed in the National Register of Historic Places (NR 84002927) on August 23, 1984.
There are many locations listed in the National Register of Historic Place within the county:
- Adair County Courthouse, Stilwell
- Breadtown, Westville vicinity
- Ballard Creek Roadbed, Westville vicinity
- Buffington Hotel, Westville
- Golda’s Mill, Stilwell
- Opera Block, Westville
- Rev. Jesse Bushyhead Grave, Westville
- Duncan Construction, Stilwell
Adair County is known as the Strawberry Capital of the World and holds the Stilwell Strawberry Festival the second Saturday of May. There are many activities at the festival including a parade, Strawberry Queen competition, and strawberry judging.
This county is part of the Ozark Plateau Uplift in the foothills of the Boston Mountains which are part of the Ozark National Forest area.
Places of Interest in Adair County.
Adair State Park
Owned and operated by Adair County since
September 15, 2011.
Mrs Webber’s Plantation Dispersal Camp
Cherokee Trail of Tears NPS Exhibit
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