Sequoyah's Cabin

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Sequoyah's Cabin
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Sequoyah's Cabin is located in Oklahoma
Sequoyah's Cabin
Sequoyah's Cabin is located in the US
Sequoyah's Cabin
Nearest city Akins, Oklahoma
Coordinates 35°30′51″N 94°39′07″W / 35.51417°N 94.65194°W / 35.51417; -94.65194Coordinates: 35°30′51″N 94°39′07″W / 35.51417°N 94.65194°W / 35.51417; -94.65194
Area 10 acres (40,000 m2)[1]
Built 1829
Architect Sequoyah
NRHP Reference # 66000634
Significant dates
Added to NRHP October 15, 1966[2]
Designated NHL December 21, 1965[3]

Sequoyah's Cabin was the home during 1829-1844 of the Cherokee Indian, Sequoyah (also known as George Gist), who created a written language for the Cherokee Nation. It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1965.[1][3]

It is located on State Highway 101, 7 miles (11 km) east of U.S. Highway 59 in Sallisaw, Oklahoma.

The cabin was acquired by the Oklahoma Historical Society in 1936.[4] The actual cabin is located inside a stone memorial building built by the Works Progress Administration in 1936, and is surrounded by a 10-acre (40,000 m2) park.[5][6] There is a bronze statue of Sequoyah outside. The house is maintained as a historic house museum and is furnished to appear as it might have when Sequoyah lived there. There are relics and documents associated with his life. The one-room frontier cabin is made of hewn logs with a stone chimney and fireplace.

In 2016, Cherokee Nation purchased the cabin and its property for $100,000.[7]


  1. ^ a b Joseph Scott Mendinghall (December 9, 1975). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Sequoyah's Cabin" (pdf). National Park Service.  and Accompanying 4 photos from 1975. (1.11 MB)
  2. ^ National Park Service (2007-01-23). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  3. ^ a b "Sequoyah's Cabin". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2008-01-20. 
  4. ^ "Sequoyah's Cabin," Oklahoma Historical Society. Accessed September 2, 2016.
  5. ^ Explore Southern History: Sequoyah's Cabin
  6. ^ Travel Oklahoma
  7. ^ "Cherokees purchase Sequoyah’s Cabin," Sequoyah County Times, September 2, 2016. Accessed September 2, 2016.

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