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

Site of the Willstown Mission

1823-1839

 
 
Site of the Willstown Mission Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, May 31, 2010
1. Site of the Willstown Mission Marker
Inscription.
Also resting place of
Supt Ard Hoyt
1770-1828
Missionary to the
Cherokee Indians
Here and at Brainerd
1818-1828

 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Trail of Tears marker series.
 
Location. 34° 28.495′ N, 85° 40.853′ W. Marker is in Fort Payne, Alabama, in DeKalb County. Marker is on 38th Street Northeast south of Godfrey Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Payne AL 35967, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fort Payne Opera House (approx. 3 miles away); Boom Town Historic District (approx. 3.1 miles away); Confederate Monument (approx. 3.1 miles away); Fort Payne’s Fort (approx. 3.1 miles away); Wills Town Mission (approx. 3.1 miles away); Sequoyah (approx. 3.1 miles away); Alabama (approx. 3.1 miles away); Cherokee Indian Removal (approx. 3.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Fort Payne.
 
Also see . . .  The Cherokee Nation in DeKalb County History. (Submitted on October 16, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesNative Americans
 
Site of the Willstown Mission Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, May 31, 2010
2. Site of the Willstown Mission Marker
Site of the Willstown Mission and Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, May 31, 2010
3. Site of the Willstown Mission and Cemetery
Trail of Tears National Historic Trail.
Site of the Willstown Mission and Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, May 31, 2010
4. Site of the Willstown Mission and Cemetery
The Willstown Mission site is owned and maintained by Landmarks of Dekalb County.
Site of the Willstown Mission and Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, May 31, 2010
5. Site of the Willstown Mission and Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,046 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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