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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.
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.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Oklahoma Historical Society marker series.
 
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.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Battle of the J.R. Williams (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Tamaha Jail and Ferry Landing (approx. 10.5 miles away).
 
Regarding Tamaha Jail and Ferry Landing. Actual town of Tamaha is approximately 10 miles NNW of marker location.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceNative AmericansSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 22, 2014, by Michael Manning of Woodlawn, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 279 times since then and 30 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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