Tamaha in Haskell County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)
Tamaha Jail and Ferry Landing
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.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers • Waterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Oklahoma Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1831.
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. Located adjacent to the historic jail building in town of Tamaha. 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 7 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Frederick F. Henry Memorial (approx. 6.9 miles away); Tamaha Jail and Ferry Landing (approx. 10½ miles away); Battle of the J.R. Williams (approx. 10½ miles away); Webbers Falls (approx. 11.7 miles away); In Memory of the Early Choctaw Settlers (approx. 12.8 miles away); Unmarked Settlers' Graves Monument (approx. 12.8 miles away); Haskell County World War Memorial (approx. 12.8 miles away).
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