Prairie Mission

Prairie Mission (HMPRL)

Location: Catherine, AL 36728 Wilcox County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 8.552', W 87° 25.927'

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A United Presbyterian Mission

— Prairie, Alabama 1894-1968 —

Prairie Mission was established in 1894 by the Freedmen's Board of the United Presbyterian Church of North America to educate the children of ex-slaves. The Mission consisted of a church, school building, dormitories for male and female students, a teachers' home and a cemetery. The school, also known as Prairie Institute during its history, was discontinued in the late 1960's. The church still maintains an active congregation. Prairie Mission was entered into the National Register of Historic Places in 2001.
Placed ByAlabama Historical Commission
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Date Added Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 at 12:54am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 459247 N 3556316
Decimal Degrees32.14253333, -87.43211667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 8.552', W 87° 25.927'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 8' 33.12" N, 87° 25' 55.62" W
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Area Code(s)334
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 100-106 Prairie Mission Rd, Catherine AL 36728, US
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