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Delaware County, Oklahoma

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Archaeological studies have shown that at least three different periods of prehistoric people had lived in the area covered by Delaware County. These included 23 Archaic, 17 Woodland, and 63 Eastern Villager sites. Artifacts date back between 1400 and 2000 years from the present. Many of these sites have been submerged since the creation of Grand Lake o' the Cherokees.

Few Native Americans lived in the area until the early nineteenth century, when the federal government began relocating tribes from the Eastern United States. About 1820, a group of Delaware, who had allied with the Cherokee against the Osage, settled Delaware Town, about two miles south of the present town of Eucha. In 1828, the Western Cherokee moved from Arkansas Territory into the area just south of the present Delaware County. In 1832, the Seneca moved from Ohio into an area that included the northeastern part of Delaware County.

The present day county was created at statehood in 1907.

Adjacent Counties

Cities & Towns

  • Bernice
  • Colcord
  • Grove
  • Jay (County Seat)
  • Kansas
  • Oaks
  • West Siloam Springs

Other Communities: Brush Creek, Bull Hollow, Butler, Cayuga, Chloeta, Cleora, Cloud Creek, Copeland, Deer Lick, Dennis, Dodge, Dripping Springs, Drowning Creek, Eucha, Flint Creek, Indianola, Kenwood, Leach, New Eucha, Old Eucha, Rocky Ford, Sycamore, Tagg Flats, Twin Oaks, White Water and Zena



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