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Stigler 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.
Photographed By Michael Manning, March 26, 2013
1. Tamaha Jail and Ferry Landing Marker
Inscription.  One of the earliest port towns and trading centers in 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 in 1886. Last steamboat landed in 1912, 3 mi. east of Stigler, SH 9.
Erected 1995 by Oklahoma Historical Society. (Marker Number 70.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceNative AmericansSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Oklahoma Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1831.
Location. 35° 15.654′ N, 95° 3.754′ W. Marker is in Stigler, Oklahoma, in Haskell County. Marker is at the intersection of State Highway 9 and Tamaha Road, on the right when traveling west on State Highway 9. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Stigler OK 74462, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Battle of the J.R. Williams
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(here, next to this marker); In Memory of the Early Choctaw Settlers (approx. 3˝ miles away); Haskell County World War Memorial (approx. 3˝ miles away); Unmarked Settlers' Graves Monument (approx. 3˝ miles away); a different marker also named Tamaha Jail and Ferry Landing (approx. 10˝ miles away).
Regarding Tamaha Jail and Ferry Landing. Actual town of Tamaha is approximately 10 miles NNW of marker location.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 22, 2014, by Michael Manning of Woodlawn, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 440 times since then and 25 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on August 22, 2014, by Michael Manning of Woodlawn, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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Oct. 3, 2023