The Okmulgee County Courthouse is located at 314 West 7th Street, Okmulgee, OK 74447; phone: 918-756-3836.
Okmulgee County was established in 1907.
The name Okmulgee comes from a Creek word meaning "boiling water." Created at statehood from lands in the Creek Nation, Indian Territory, the county seat, Okmulgee, has been the capital of the Creek Nation since the Civil War. The Indians chose the site in the belief that tornadoes would not strike the area and so far history has proven them correct. [Oklahoma Department of Libraries, www.odl.state.ok.us, accessed January, 2013]