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Tamaha, Oklahoma

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Tamaha Jail & Ferry Landing

The oldest jail in Oklahoma still stands near Kerr Lake at Tamaha. Tamaha was one of the earliest port towns and trading centers in the Choctaw Nation, I.T.. Choctaws were brought from Mississippi up the Arkansas River to Tamaha on steamboats as early as 1831.

Tamaha, OK Pioneer History


Battle of the J.R. Williams

Tamaha is the site of the only civil war naval battle fought in Oklahoma. - Confederate Indian forces, led by Cherokee Brig. Gen. Stand Waitie, were forced aground and captured the union steamboat, J.R. Williams, with cargo valued at $120,000, on June 15th, 1864.

Tamaha, OK Battlesites

Things to do near Tamaha, OK

Historic Markers Tour

ALIKCHI COURT GROUND - Commemorates Choctaw District Court site where justice dispensed in 19th century. (Marker on Highway 3...

Talimena Scenic Byway

Winding through the Ouichita Mountains with scenic and photographic turnouts, Talimena Scenic Byway runs along the crest of t...

Lake Wister Trails

Hiking trails at Lake Wister State Park include the Lone Star Interpretative Trail, a 3/4 mile self-guided nature trail which...