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Near Catherine in Wilcox County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Prairie Mission

A United Presbyterian Mission

 

—Prairie, Alabama 1894-1968 —

 
Prairie Mission Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Tim & Renda Carr, November 27, 2010
1. Prairie Mission Marker
Inscription. 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.
 
Erected by Alabama Historical Commission.
 
Location. 32° 8.552′ N, 87° 25.927′ W. Marker is near Catherine, Alabama, in Wilcox County. Marker is at the intersection of State Highway 28 and McCall Road (Prairie Mission Road), on the right when traveling west on State Highway 28. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Catherine AL 36728, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Postal Routes of 1820 (approx. 2 miles away); Bethel Hill Missionary Baptist Church (approx. 12.4 miles away); Bethel Baptist Church & Cemetery (approx. 12.6 miles away); Confederate Dead of Wilcox County (approx. 13 miles away); Wilcox Female Institute (approx. 13 miles away); Camden (approx. 13 miles away); Lieutenant Joseph Morgan Wilcox (approx. 13 miles away); Camden Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church (approx. 13.1 miles away).
 
Categories. African AmericansChurches, Etc.Education
 
Prairie Mission Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Tim & Renda Carr, November 27, 2010
2. Prairie Mission Marker
Prairie Mission Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Tim & Renda Carr, November 27, 2010
3. Prairie Mission Marker
Prairie Mission School House Photo, Click for full size
By Tim & Renda Carr, November 27, 2010
4. Prairie Mission School House
Prairie Mission Presbyterian Church Photo, Click for full size
By Tim & Renda Carr, November 27, 2010
5. Prairie Mission Presbyterian Church
Sanctuary of The Prairie Mission Presbyterian Church Photo, Click for full size
By Tim & Renda Carr, November 27, 2010
6. Sanctuary of The Prairie Mission Presbyterian Church
 

 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 651 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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