Introduction to Miami, Oklahoma
Miami is the first chartered town in Indian Territory. It is the county seat of Ottawa County. Miami began as a cattle ranch owned by Wayland C. Lykins, and was originally known as Jimtown. Development of the town began in 1890, when Jim Palmer established a post office here. The town was renamed Miami in honor of his wife, a Miami Indian.
Miami and nearby Attractions
- Dobson Museum and Memorial Center
- Picher Mining Field Museum
- Peoria Ridge Golf Course
- Twin Bridges State Park
- Baxter Springs Heritage Center and Museum
Things To Do In Miami
Twin Bridges State Park, Bernice State Park, the Sycamore Valley Recreation Area and Spring River Canoe Trails State Park all offer various facilities for recreation.. Local celebrations include the Ottawa Tribal Powwow and the Peoria Powwow. The Dobson Museum and Memorial Center and the Picher Mining Field Museum provide insight into the town’s history. Peoria Ridge Golf Course provides facilities for local golfers.
Kansas City International is the nearest major airport.
Miami Higher Education
The Northeastern Oklahoma Agricultural and Mechanical College is the local institution of higher education. Others in the neighborhood include Missouri Southern State College, Pittsburgh State University and Northwest Arkansas Community College.