County Seat: Stigler, Oklahoma 74462
Haskell County was named in honor of Charles N. Haskell, who was the first governor of Oklahoma.
Site of the civil war naval battle. Confederate Indian forces, led by Cherokee Brig. Gen. Stand Watie, forced aground and captured Union Steamboat J. R. Williams with cargo valued at $120,000 on June 15, 1864. Southern troops included Choctaws, Chickasaws, Creeks, and Seminoles.
The Kinta cotton house is one of the few remaining examples of the octagonal gin buildings constructed during the heyday of the cotton industry in Oklahoma. Listed in the National Register of Historical Places in 1980 #80003263.
The Stigler school gymnasium / auditorium is a single story stone building constructed as a WPA project in 1936. Construction provided employment for unskilled workers in the area, particularly unemployed coal miners. Besides providing employment, the new school provided space for school and co ...
One of earliest port towns and trading centers in Choctaw Nation, I.T. Chotaws 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 ...