Tamaha Jail & Ferry Landings

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 Mil east of Stigler, SH SH 9.
NE "H" Street & Hwy-9 east 2-1/4 mi, Stigler, Oklahoma
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Listed with the National Register of Historical Places
Tamaha Jail and Ferry Landing (added 1980 - Building - #80003266)
NE of Stigler, Stigler
  • Historic Significance: Event
  • Area of Significance: Architecture, Social History, Transportation, Exploration/Settlement
  • Period of Significance: 1825-1849, 1850-1874, 1875-1899, 1900-1924
  • Owner: Federal
  • Historic Function: Government, Transportation
  • Historic Sub-function: Correctional Facility, Water-Related
  • Current Function: Vacant/Not In Use

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