They were part of the Muscogee Creek Confederacy. Some Eufaula lived along the Chattahoochee River in what became the state of Georgia. The Lower Creek Eufaula settled there by 1733, and quite possibly earlier than that.
The name “Eufaula” comes from the Eufaula tribe, part of the Muscogee Creek Confederacy. The town and county are within the jurisdiction of the federally recognized Muscogee (Creek) Nation, descendants of the tribe who were removed here from the Southeastern United States in the 1830s.
Five Civilized Tribes ( Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Creek, and Seminole ) Beginning in the 1820’s, the U.S. Government began moving all tribes east of the Mississippi River to the Indian Territory in western Arkansas and eastern Oklahoma.
Settlers first arrived in the area, which was occupied by the Eufaula band of Creek Indians, in 1823 and named their settlement for the band. The town was temporarily renamed Irwinton for General William Irwin, a hero of the War of 1812, but in 1843 the name was changed back to Eufaula.
U.S. Army captain Seth Lore and others developed the present-day downtown area beginning in 1834. It featured one long main street crossed by four north-south avenues, designated Livingston, Orange, Randolph, and Eufaula, the first letter of each avenue spelling Lore’s last name.
Located in eastern Oklahoma, McIntosh County is surrounded by Okmulgee County on the north and west, Okfuskee and Hughes counties on the west, Muskogee County on the north and east, and Haskell and Pittsburg counties on the south.
The chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime in Eufaula is 1 in 29. Based on FBI crime data, Eufaula is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Oklahoma, Eufaula has a crime rate that is higher than 83% of the state’s cities and towns of all sizes.
Geronimo, Indian name Goyathlay (“One Who Yawns”), (born June 1829, No-Doyohn Canyon, Mex. —died Feb. 17, 1909, Fort Sill, Okla., U.S.), Bedonkohe Apache leader of the Chiricahua Apache, who led his people’s defense of their homeland against the military might of the United States.
Today, the Shakopee Mdewakanton are believed to be the richest tribe in American history as measured by individual personal wealth: Each adult, according to court records and confirmed by one tribal member, receives a monthly payment of around $84,000, or $1.08 million a year.
Most Oklahomans identify with the Five Tribes, the Cheyenne, the Comanche, and other contemporary Native people of the state. Representing approximately 8 percent of Oklahoma’s population, they are frequently discussed in historic accounts of the settling of Indian Territory.
Eufaula is in the 16th percentile for safety, meaning 84% of cities are safer and 16% of cities are more dangerous. This analysis applies to Eufaula’s proper boundaries only. See the table on nearby places below for nearby cities. The rate of crime in Eufaula is 49.14 per 1,000 residents during a standard year.
The Election Massacre of 1874, or Coup of 1874, took place on election day, November 3, 1874, near Eufaula, Alabama in Barbour County. In Eufaula, members of the White League killed an estimated 15-40 black voters and wounded 70, while driving away more than 1,000 unarmed black people at the polls.
located in Eufaula The Eufaula Dam (1964) on the Canadian River impounds one of the world’s largest man-made lakes, covering 102,500 acres (41,500 hectares). Lake Eufaula and the nearby Fountainhead and Arrowhead state parks have made the city the focus of a recreation area.
Today, the site of North Fork Town lies under the waters of Lake Eufaula. But its deep roots as an important town on the Canadian River provide the town of Eufaula with a rich heritage.