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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

Lake Ozzie Cobb

Lake Ozzie Cobb is a 116 acre lake for fishing, boating, swimming, and primitive camping. A boat ramp and restrooms are avail...

Fire Lookout

The Carter Mountain Tower is a fire lookout station you can visit. It provides a panaramic view of the entire mountian area....

Gardner Mansion and Largest Tree

The 1880 mansion is the former home of Jefferson Gardner, principal chief of the Choctaws, and is listed on the National R...