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Fort Mitchell in Russell County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Asbury School and Mission

1 Mile North of Ft. Mitchell

 
 
Asbury School And Mission Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, December 28, 2009
1. Asbury School And Mission Marker
Inscription. In September 1821 Rev. William Capers was sent to Fort Mitchell, by the South Carolina Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, to negotiate with the chiefs of the Creek Indian Nations for a mission which would teach their children reading, writing and other white-man skills. In 1822 Asbury Manual Labor School was established with Rev. Isaac Smith, Superintendent; 33 resident students; 3 teachers; houses; school; and farm. The school closed in 1830 following the removal to the West of a portion of the Creek tribe. The Asbury Mission site was designated a United Methodist Landmark in 1984.
 
Erected 1984 by The Historic Chattahoochee Commission / The Alexandria UMC / The AWF Conference.
 
Location. 32° 20.82′ N, 85° 1.146′ W. Marker is in Fort Mitchell, Alabama, in Russell County. Marker can be reached from U.S. 165. Click for map. This marker is located on the grounds of the Fort Mitchell Historic Landmark Park, about half-mile from the main entrance on the road to the site of the fort on the left in front of the Cantey Cemetery. Marker is at or near this postal address: 561 Highway 165, Fort Mitchell AL 36856, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John Crowell (here, next to this marker);
Asbury School and Mission Marker (on the far right) image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, December 28, 2009
2. Asbury School and Mission Marker (on the far right)
James Cantey (here, next to this marker); Fort Mitchell Military Cemetery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort Mitchell (about 600 feet away); The Creek Trail of Tears (approx. 0.2 miles away); Indian Ball Ground (approx. 0.2 miles away); J.W. and Ethel I. Woodruff Foundation Interpretive Trail (approx. 0.3 miles away); Markers Honoring our Veterans at Fort Mitchell (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Fort Mitchell.
 
Also see . . .  Fort Mitchell in the Encyclopedia of Alabama. (Submitted on January 1, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.)
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,410 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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