TAHLEQUAH's origins trace back to the Cherokee National Council of 1843, more than 50 years before the area now known as Oklahoma became a state.
Tahlequah is home to the Cherokee Nation and Northeastern State University. Nearby are Lake Tenkiller and the Illinois River. Tahlequah has the oldest downtown in the state and boasts handfuls of locally-owned businesses, restaurants, and boutiques.
Traveling to Tahlequah gives you the opportunity to step back in time and experience what life was like in a 1710 Cherokee village when you visit Diligwa at Cherokee Heritage Center. Learn about Cherokee history at the Cherokee