NAME: Long
COUNTY: Sequoyah
CLIMATE: hot, humid summers
BEST TIME TO VISIT: spring or fall
COMMENTS: About 100 current residents. Long is located about five miles North of I-40/Muldrow on State Hwy. 64-B. There are no signs, but there is a country store there by the name of WW Groc. The old town and cemetary is .5 mi east on Big Skin Creek
REMAINS: A couple of old buildings, homes, some foundations.
Long was once located on the old military/stage road between Fort Smith, Arkansas and Fort Gibson Indian Territory. It was near the old Cherokee Courthouse where gold payments were made to Indians. At one time it was a thriving community of banks, mills, and merchants. Sequoyah, inventor of the Cherokee alphabet, lived nearby and his home still exists, today. Also, his salt works are in the vicinity and Long was a shippng point for his freight wagons. The railroad bypassed Long and a better road was built to the south. The courthouse moved and eventually so did the businesses. A couple of old buildings remain, some foundations, and a cemetery. Submitted by: J. B. Tomlin