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Okmulgee is a city in Okmulgee County, Oklahoma, United States. The population at the 2010 census was 12,321 a loss of 5.4 percent since the 2000 census figure of 13,022. It has been the capital of the Muscogee Nation since the United States Civil War. Okmulgee means "boiling waters" in the Creek language. The site was chosen because of the nearby rivers and springs. The town is notable as the seat of the Muscogee Nation Tribal Complex. Original Creek Council Building in 1878. The building was destroyed by fire later that year. Okmulgee was founded in 1868, when the Creek Nation began restoring order after the Civil War. In 1869, a post office was established, with Captain Frederick B. Severs as the first postmaster. The Creeks initially built a two-story log council house to serve as their capital. This building burned in 1878 and was replaced with a stone building that stands today. The name of the post office was officially changed to the present spelling on November 15, 1883. The St. Louis, Oklahoma and Southern Railway (later absorbed by the Frisco railroad arrived in 1900 and triggered a building boom. By the time of statehood in 1907, the town had 2,322 residents had had been named the seat of Okmulgee County. The present county court house was built in 1916. The...