Place:Webbers Falls, Muskogee, Oklahoma, United States

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NameWebbers Falls
Alt namesWebber Fallssource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS40011584
TypeTown
Coordinates35.51°N 95.147°W
Located inMuskogee, Oklahoma, United States
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Webbers Falls is a town in Muskogee County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 616 at the 2010 census, a decline of 15 percent from 726 at the 2000 census.

The name comes from a 7-foot falls in the Arkansas River (now submerged in Robert S. Kerr Reservoir, due to the construction of Robert S. Kerr Lock and Dam) , named in honor of Walter Webber, a Cherokee chief who established a trading post here before 1818. He was a leader among the Western Cherokee, also called "Old Settlers." They had a treaty with the United States government by 1828, which helped settle some conflicts with the Osage people, who had been forced to give up land to the Cherokee.

In the late 1830s and 1840, the mass of thousands of Cherokee from the Southeast were forcibly moved into Indian Territory as a result of the US policy of Indian Removal.

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