Tahlequah is located in the Cherokee County and is a quintessential American city in all rights. It has an abundance of 80’s architecture that feels like you are in that time and place. The town is also famous for its outdoor recreation activities which the Tahlequah citizens swear by.
To get in touch with the history of Tahlequah, you will have to visit the Thompson House that is one of the jewels of Tahlequah’s historic past. Although the home was built only in 1882, it has its roots stuck way into the past. The architecture is an example of the Queen Anne Carpenter Gothic architecture which is decorated internally with a delicate woodwork that is Eastlake style. The person on whose name this house is built upon was a very prominent person in the Cherokee history and helped built the Tahlequah city. He was a Doctor by profession who held important positions in the city. He lived in this home till the 1930’s after which this place was restored and named a national monument. Another similar place of historical significance is the Murell Home in Park Hill. This is located outside of Tahlequah, but is as much a part of Tahlequah as the Thompson house. This home was built in 1845 by a Scottish man known as Murell. The home is an example of the high class of lifestyle common around here. The Cherokee Heritage center is another example for the rest of America to follow to preserve their history and culture. The museum is built of stone concrete that were procured from the natives and also has the first learning center for women as part of the Cherokee National Female Seminary. It has some one of a kind Cherokee tribe uniforms that are clothes of some of the greatest Indians of the Cherokee tribe and a few from other Indian tribes too.