Muskogee is located in the east-central part of the state of Oklahoma and a city and seat of Muskogee County. It sits near the Grand, Verdigris, and Arkansas rivers, and was as well surrounded by lakes, and lies on the southeastern part of Tulsa. The area was founded along the Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad in 1872 and was then named after Muskogee Indians, and then eventually became the agency headquarters of the Five Civilized Tribes or the Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Creek, and the Seminole, who were forcibly relocated in the 1830s from the eastern part of the United States. With the opening of the oil and gas fields in 1904, the town’s economic growth was then stimulated and its industry was diversified which now includes the manufacture of optical and glass machinery, steel fabrication, and food processing. The city encompasses 38.8 square miles. The Verdigris River, Arkansas River, and Grand River converge on the Muskogee. More than 38,000 people live in Muskogee, and around 57% own their homes. The city’s median home value is $88,600, which is significantly lower than the national average of $184,700. Majority of the residents have moderate political views. The weather is most pleasant in Muskogee during May, September, and October. Most vacationers visit the city for its historic sites, must-see museums, scenic parks. Notable destinations for art and history enthusiasts include the Five Civilized Tribes Museum, Three Rivers Museum, Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame, and the Fort Gibson Historic Site. Meanwhile, the Honor Heights Park and Muskogee Parks & Recreation are must-see locations for those who love nature.
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