Monroe Mission Station

Monroe Mission Station (HM1LEM)

Location: New Houlka, MS 38850 Chickasaw County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 4.268', W 88° 52.225'

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At Monroe Mission Station northwest of here, the Chickasaws first received Christianity and education in 1822. Five years later, 100 acres were under cultivation and 81 pupils were attending the school. Boys learned farming and carpentry, and girls learned spinning and weaving, in addition to classroom work.
     More than 150 persons were baptized in the church, "a diminutive room, not over 16 x 16." In front was "a large arbor covered with brush and seated with puncheons" for summer meetings.
     Monroe and three other stations were the training centers for many who became leaders of the Chickasaw in Oklahoma.
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HM NumberHM1LEM
Series This marker is part of the Natchez Trace series
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Placed ByNational Park Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, June 29th, 2015 at 2:02pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 327403 N 3771621
Decimal Degrees34.07113333, -88.87041667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 4.268', W 88° 52.225'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 4' 16.08" N, 88° 52' 13.5" W
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Area Code(s)662
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Natchez Trace Pkwy, New Houlka MS 38850, US
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