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Near New Houlka in Pontotoc County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Monroe Mission Station

 
 
Monroe Mission Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 4, 2015
1. Monroe Mission Station Marker
Inscription. At Monroe Mission Station northwest of here, the Chickasaws first received Christianity and education in 1822. Five years later, 100 acres were under cultivation and 81 pupils were attending the school. Boys learned farming and carpentry, and girls learned spinning and weaving, in addition to classroom work.
     More than 150 persons were baptized in the church, “a diminutive room, not over 16 x 16." In front was “a large arbor covered with brush and seated with puncheons” for summer meetings.
     Monroe and three other stations were the training centers for many who became leaders of the Chickasaw in Oklahoma.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Natchez Trace marker series.
 
Location. 34° 4.268′ N, 88° 52.225′ W. Marker is near New Houlka, Mississippi, in Pontotoc County. Marker is on Natchez Trace Parkway (at milepost 245.6), 1.4 miles south of Mississippi Highway 41, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Houlka MS 38850, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hernando de Soto (approx. 2.3 miles away); Owl Creek Mounds
Monroe Mission Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 4, 2015
2. Monroe Mission Station Marker
(approx. 3.2 miles away); Archaeology at Owl Creek Mounds (approx. 3.2 miles away); Archaeology Determines the Age of Owl Creek Mounds (approx. 3.3 miles away); a different marker also named Archaeology at Owl Creek Mounds (approx. 3.3 miles away); De Soto's Expedition (approx. 3.3 miles away); Tockshish (approx. 4 miles away); Chickasaw Agency (approx. 4.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in New Houlka.
 
Also see . . .  Natchez Trace. Official National Park Service website. (Submitted on June 29, 2015.) 
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.EducationNative Americans
 
Monroe Mission Turnout on the Natchez Trace Parkway image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 4, 2015
3. Monroe Mission Turnout on the Natchez Trace Parkway
View to the north
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 230 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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