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Cherokee National Capitol

Tahlequah, Oklahoma
County of Cherokee.
100 South Muskogee Avenue
National Register Number: 66000627
Resource type: Building.
Property type: Government - capitol. The threat level was Satisfactory in
2008.
Congressional District: OK-2 Certified Local Government: YES
This NHL offers public access.
Please contact the NHL directly for visitor information.
Current use/information: Courthouse: 918-456-0671; www.cherokeenation.org.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - July 4, 1961):
This 2-story brick structure served as the council house of the Cherokee National Council from 1869 until 1907, when Oklahoma became a state. The Italianate building stands as a symbol of the Cherokee's ability to adjust their culture to prevailing customs of the times. After its use as a tribal capitol ceased, it became the Cherokee County Courthouse.

Condition:
The historic structure remains in good condition. A structural engineer has evaluated the Cherokee National Capitol NHL and determined that the building is stable and secure.

There are no changes to the landmark.


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