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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

Hugo Lake Area Hunting

The Hugo Public Hunting Area covers 18,196 acres of land and water for wildlife conservation. Although there are some restri...

Tannehill Museum

Among other things, the Tannehill Museum houses an extensive collection of old and exotic weapons. Exhibits include a collect...

J. G. Puterbaugh House and Garrard Ardenium

Once the home of J.G. Puterbaugh, one of the founding fathers of the coal business in McAlester, this home and its grounds ma...