Sallisaw is a city and county seat of Sequoyah County. Its name was derived from the French word salaison meaning "salt meat" or "salt provisions". The population was 8,880 at the 2010 Census, an 11.2 percent increase from 7,891 at the 2000 census.Sallisaw is part of the Fort Smith, Arkansas–Oklahoma Metropolitan Statistical Area.
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Its main public schools are Eastside Elementary, Tommie Spear Middle School, and the high school which is located on West Ruth Avenue.
The hospital is Sequoyah Memorial Hospital, at 213 Redwood Avenue.