Near Highland in Doniphan County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
The Highland Presbyterian Mission
In 1845 the missions board began construction of a building to house and educate the children of the Iowa and Sac & Fox tribes. Much larger than it is now, the mission was originally 106 feet long and contained 32 rooms, including a dining hall and chapel. The first floor was built of native limestone quarried from the area. Locally made brick was used for the upper floors.
[Inset photo caption reads] This rendering of the Highland Presbyterian Mission shows what the building looked like when it was built in 1845.
Erected by Kansas Historical Society. (Marker Number 4.)
Location. 39° 51.841′ N, 95° 13.767′ W. Marker is near Highland, Kansas, in Doniphan County. Click for map. Marker is adjacent to the mission building. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1737 Elgin Road, Highland KS 66035, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Iowa, Sac and Fox Mission (here, next to this marker); Cooperation and Conflict on the Trail (here, next to this marker); The Oregon-California Trail (a few steps from this marker); The Wolf River Crossing (a few steps from A Manual Training School (within shouting distance of this marker); An Agricultural Mission (within shouting distance of this marker); The Missionary Movement (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); A Dangerous Coexistence (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Highland.
Also see . . .
1. http://www.kshs.org/iowa. (Submitted on October 6, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
2. Iowa and Sac & Fox Mission National Register Nomination. (Submitted on October 6, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. This page has been viewed 260 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. 3. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.