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Fort Payne in DeKalb County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Wills Town Mission

 
 
Wills Town Mission Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, June 15, 2008
1. Wills Town Mission Marker
Inscription. The mission was established in 1823 by the American Board of Missions to further education and Christianity among the Cherokee Indians. Mission operated until the Indian removal in 1838.

Grave site of Reverend Ard Hoyt, first superintendent, marks the location of the mission near the corner of 38th Street and Godfrey Avenue.
 
Erected 1983 by Alabama Historical Association.
 
Location. 34° 26.615′ N, 85° 43.199′ W. Marker is in Fort Payne, Alabama, in DeKalb County. Marker is on Gault Avenue North (U.S. 11) east of 4th Street, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is located in Union Park near the water fountain. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Payne AL 35968, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sequoyah (here, next to this marker); Fort Payne’s Fort (here, next to this marker); Alabama (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Boom Town Historic District (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort Payne Opera House
Wills Town Mission Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, November 25, 2016
2. Wills Town Mission Marker
The Wills Town Mission Marker is the middle marker.
(about 400 feet away); Main Street Historic District (approx. 0.3 miles away); Cherokee Indian Removal (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Fort Payne.
 
Also see . . .
1. Landmark's Projects The Historic Willstown Cemetery. (Submitted on February 27, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.)
2. Early History and Settlement of DeKalb County Alabama. (Submitted on November 27, 2016, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,322 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.   2. submitted on , by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on November 28, 2016.
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