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Ottawa County, Oklahoma


Page Contents for Miami, Oklahoma

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History & History-related items

City Attractions


Historical Events

Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.




Statistics & Facts

The Oklahoma state capital is Oklahoma City.
The population of Miami is approximately 13,704 (2000), 13570 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 6,012 (1990), 5315 (2010).
The amount of land area in Miami is 24.125 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.264 sq kilometers.
The distance from Miami to Washington DC is 1022 miles.
The distance to the Oklahoma state capital is 178 miles. (as the crow flies)
Miami is positioned 36.88 degrees north of the equator and 94.87 degrees west of the prime meridian.
The city tree is the Redbud.
The Miami city color is Blue. Miami average annual rainfall is 45 inches per year
Miami average temperature is (winter) 40's, (summer) mid-90's degrees F.


in the far northeastern corner of the state at the confluence of the Neosho and Spring Rivers, about one hour from Tulsa and 25 minutes from Joplin, Missouri.
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fluctuating depending on the season. High humidity, sweltering heat, freezing rain and biting winds are all a part of our weather in Miami, OK.
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History & History Related Items

Miami is not pronounced like the Florida Miami, but as "My-am-uh." It was named for the Miami Indians. The founder is Wayland C. Lykins, who obtained approval of the town site on 2 March 1891, the first chartered town in Indian Territory. More historical information is available on the chamber page.
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The incorporation of Miami



Coleman Theatre Beautiful
built in 1927 is located on the lovely Route 66. This building is now owned by the city of Miami and is being revitalized on a daily basis by volunteers. Dobson Museum is also located in the Main Street District. This is a Official Oklahoma Main Street Community.

The first city in the state of Oklahoma to have a sidewalk sale in 1956. Only two stores participated the first year.

Miami is called the Crossroads of America, the spot where East meets West on Rt. 66 and is the home of the longest piece of original Rt. 66 still in existence.

Grand Lake of the Cherokees is 20 minutes away

Home of an Annual Spoonbill Fish run each spring. Spoonbill is a prehistoric fish that is found in only a few places in the world.

Home of Charles Banks-Wilson, renouned artist

Home of Northeaster Oklahoma A & M Junior College

Eight American Indian Tribal offices are located in Miami.
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Miami City Government

City of Miami official Website

Miami City Hall
129 5th Ave NW
Miami, OK 74354-4601
Phone: 918-542-6685

Miami is governed by a City Charter and has a Council-Manager form of government It is the county seat of Ottawa County

Miami Historical Events

National Radio Talk Show Host: Dennis Harper graduated from Miami Sr. High in 1977.

Miami Chamber

Miami Chamber Of Commerce
111 N Main St
P.O. Box 760
Miami, OK 74355
Phone: 918-542-4481
Fax: 918-541-4482

Miami Organizations

Miami Chamber Of Commerce
111 N Main St
P.O. Box 760
Miami, OK 74355
Phone: 918-542-4481
Fax: 918-541-4482

Miami Libraries

Miami Public Library
200 North Main Street
Miami, OK 74354
Phone: 918-542-3064

Miami Schools

Miami Public Schools

Miami Superintendent-Schools
418 G St SE
Miami, OK 74354
Phone: 918-542-8455 Miami


The population of Miami was:
1990 - 13,142
2000 - 13,704

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