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Tamaha in Haskell County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)
 

Tamaha Jail and Ferry Landing

 
 
Tamaha Jail and Ferry Landing Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Manning, October 6, 2014
1. Tamaha Jail and Ferry Landing Marker
Inscription.
Memorial to one of the earliest port towns and trading centers in the Choctaw Nation, I.T. Choctaws brought from Mississippi up Arkansas River to Tamaha on steamboats as early as 1831. Tamaha developed as port and ferry crossing around 1836. Post Office built 1884 and jail 1889. Last steamboat landed in 1912.
 
Erected 1982 by Oklahoma Historical Society.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Oklahoma Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 35° 23.914′ N, 94° 58.94′ W. Marker is in Tamaha, Oklahoma, in Haskell County. Marker is on Grant Street west of Main Street, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Located adjacent to the historic jail building in town of Tamaha. Marker is in this post office area: Stigler OK 74462, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Tamaha Jail and Ferry Landing (approx. 10.5 miles away); Battle of the J.R. Williams (approx. 10.5 miles away); Webbers Falls (approx. 11.7 miles away).
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceNative AmericansSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels
 
Tamaha Jail image. Click for full size.
By Michael Manning, October 6, 2014
2. Tamaha Jail
Tamaha Ferry Landing image. Click for full size.
By Michael Manning, October 6, 2014
3. Tamaha Ferry Landing
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael Manning of Woodlawn, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 299 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Michael Manning of Woodlawn, Tennessee. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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