Miami in Ottawa County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)
1891 --- 75 Years and Growing --- 1966
Teepees to Towers
Miami: Since her founding in 1891, a chronicle of labor, optimism, growth.
Indians: From them her name and her place - a proud, enduring heritage.
Agriculture: Crops and cattle nourished her infancy, assured her maturity.
Miners: Courageous men gouged the Earth and gave her importance.
Industry: Her today and her promise of tomorrow
Route 66 Grand Lake N.E.O. A&M College
Erected 1966 by Miami "75th Anniversary Committee".
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Agriculture • Industry & Commerce • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the U.S. Route 66 series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1891.
Location. 36° 52.565′ N, 94° 52.665′ W. Marker is in Miami, Oklahoma, in Ottawa County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (U.S. 69) and 1st Avenue NW, on the left when traveling north on Main Street. Marker is on the former hotel south across 1st Avenue Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 45 N Main Street, Miami OK 74354, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Coleman Theatre (within shouting distance of this marker); Dr. Nick Calcagno (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bill Hudson Hastings (about 300 feet away); David Osborne (about 300 feet away); David Froman (about 300 feet away); Steve & Cassie Gaines (about 300 feet away); Moscelyne Larkin (about 300 feet away); Charles Banks Wilson (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Miami.
Also see . . . City of Miami. (Submitted on August 30, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
1. How to pronounce Miami
Miami, Oklahoma takes its name from the local Miami Tribe of Oklahoma who pronounce their name with a schwa (ə), instead of the weak i (i) such as in Miami, Florida
It's pronounced mai-AM-uh, not mai-AM-ee.
— Submitted April 29, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 29, 2022. It was originally submitted on August 30, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 959 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 30, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.