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Tahlequah is a city located in Cherokee County, Oklahoma, United States of America. Tahlequah lies on the foothills of Ozarks Mountains, in a beautiful area. The city was originally the capital of the Cherokee Nation until 1838, when is was forced to move. Tahlequah is one of the largest city of the county and the county seat. In present, Tahlequah has an area of 12 square miles and a number of 16.000 residents and is the capital of the modern Cherokee Nation. Famous residents of Tahlequah include artist Roy Boney Jr., author Robert J. Conley, football player Sonny Sixkiller and country singer Merle Travis.
Discover and compare the cheapest car rental in Tahlequah. Did you know that the city of Tahlequah is the capital of the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians and the modern Cherokee Nation?
Fun Fact: The Cherokee Supreme Court Building in downtown Tahlequah is the oldest public building in Oklahoma. It was built in 1884.
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The Murrell Home is the only ante-bellum home that still stands in the whole state of Oklahoma. It is also called Hunter's Home. it was built by George Murrell, a Virginian who married a Cherokee girl from the area of Tahlequah. The house is a reminder of the healthy lifestyle that some people of the Cherokee Nation had before the Civil War. Inside it, there are still original artifacts and items of furniture.
The Thompson House was raised in Tahlequah in 1882 in a Queen Anne Carpenter Gothic style with refined woodwork interiors. This was the home of a famous Cherokke physician that lived in Tahlequah - Joseph Thompson. His family lived in the house until the early 20th century. In our time, this is an important attraction of Tahlequah and can be visited through wonderful guided tours in which the beautiful original decorations and furniture can be admired.
Patron is a Mexican restaurant located on Muskogee Avenue, in Tahlequah. The small eatery offers "comida Mejicana pura y sabrosa", according to its owners; in translation - "pure and tasty Mexican food". The portions are large and delicious and the selection of wines is wonderful.
United States, Oklahoma, United States
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