Wetumka is a city in northern Hughes County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 1,282 at the 2010 census, a decline of 11.7 percent from 1,451 at the 2000 census. Wetumka is a Muscogee Creek word meaning "tumbling water." It is the headquarters for two federally recognized tribes, the Alabama-Quassarte Tribal Town and the Kialegee Tribal Town. It is the home of the World Famous Sucker Day, held every year on the last Saturday in September.
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Locomotive Engineers Journal (1908)
For instance, Wetumka means bounding water; Wealaka, the home of the Creek chief, means falling water; Wecliarta means red water. Okmulgee, which is the Creek national capital, means in Creek head of power, and the name was given ...
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Wetumka shale. Pennsylvanlan : Central, central eastern, and central southern Oklahoma. J. A. Taff, 1901 (U. S. G. 8. Coalgate folio, No. 74). Wetumka sh. — Clay shales. 120 ft. thick, with thin sbaly ss.
by Jack B. Martin, Margaret McKane Mauldin
Lake Wetumka a reservoir in Okfuskee Co., Okla. [< UE-TUMHKV; cf. WETUMPKA, below] Wetumpka 1. a town in Elmore Co., Ala..; 2. the former name of Little Uchee Creek in Russell Co., Ala. (Re); 3. a town in Gadsden Co.. Fla. Wetumpka ...
Encyclopedia of Oklahoma (1999)
by Nancy Capace
To Wetumka the exiles brought not only the name, but the living fire from the old communal hearth. On the long road of banishment, two men were entrusted with the duty of keeping the fire. At each camping place, the coals were blown up ...
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The junction of the Coosa, and Tallapoosa, and of course the head of Alabama river is near the northern border of this county, which leaves the Coosa at Wetumka falls, 5 miles above its mouth. Staple cotton. Chief town, Montgomery.
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- Wetumka towers
Wetumka, Oklahoma, from Highway 9 west
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- Wetumka water towers at sunset.
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Scrabble value of W4E1T1U1M3K5A1
The value of this 7-letter word is 16 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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