Area Information


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Miami, the seat of Ottawa County, is nestled between 2 waterways: the Neosho River and Spring River. It is in the northeast corner of Oklahoma and is served by State Highway 125 and US Highways 59 and 69, just north of the mighty Grand Lake and 25 miles from Joplin, MO. Tulsa is 75 miles away.

Miami is named after the Miami tribe, and is pronounced "My-am-muh." It was originally a trading post called Jimtown in the sparsely settled region set aside for a number of small Indian tribes. Authorization to sell land to be platted for future town development was enacted in 1891 on behalf of the Ottawa Indians.

Miami was to become the first town in Indian Territory where purchasers could secure a deed to their property. It was incorporated in 1895. Lead and zinc were discovered in 1905.


The average area temperature is 57.8 degrees. Total annual precipitation is 43 inches. Average wind speed is 7.3 mph with prevailing south winds. The average days above 90 degrees are 57 with days below 32 degrees averaging about 68.

Among the many must-sees in the area is the Coleman Theatre Beautiful, the Dobson Museum and the "Spook" or "Indian Light." Additional attractions include the historic Route 66 which winds through downtown Miami, the childhood home of baseball legend Mickey Mantle, the Ottawa County Fair Grounds, Route 66 Mural, the US Post Office Mining Mural, the VFW Hall of Static Military Display and more.


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The Stables is the newest entertainment facility in the area. It is a joint venture of the Miami tribe of Oklahoma and the Modoc tribe of Oklahoma, and offers high-tech electronic games, simulcast races and bingo.

Educational needs are also well served in the area. Miami has 9 primary and secondary facilities plus 4 nearby institutions of higher learning. Northeastern A&M College is in Miami. Pittsburg State University is about 60 miles. Missouri Southern is 35 miles away in Joplin, MO. The Northeast Area Vo-Tech is just 14 miles away.

Our area boasts many medical facilities and medical practitioners. Miami itself offers a hospital with 123 beds. There are also 2 rehabilitation hospitals with a total of 70 beds. Senior citizens are served by 4 nursing homes.


Miami, Oklahoma, and Ottawa County are a paradise for the outdoorsman. Green Country also offers great hunting, fishing, camping and more. Mountain streams and many lakes are found throughout Green Country. There's also nearby hiking, horseback riding, golfing, tennis, baseball, football, basketball, bowling, swimming, skeet shooting, skiing and boating.

Miami is also home to the top rated Peoria Ridge Golf Course. It has been host to the NGA Hooters Pro Golf Tour for the past 3 years. Miami is also famous for spoonbill fishing.

The Stables is the newest entertainment facility in the area. It is a joint venture of the Miami tribe of Oklahoma and the Modoc tribe of Oklahoma, and offers high-tech electronic games, simulcast races and bingo.

As you can see, Miami, Ottawa County and Green Country have much to offer. We can help you find your dream home, farm, farmette, ranch, horse property, timberland, acreage, recreational land or private hunting tract. Visit us soon and we'll do our best to serve you.




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