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Near Chouteau in Mayes County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)
 

Union Mission

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Union Mission Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, September 11, 2021
1. Union Mission Marker
Inscription.  
The First Mission in Oklahoma
Was Founded in 1820
by
Rev. Epaphras Chapman

The First Press
Was Established and the First
Book Printed in 1835
by
Rev. Samuel Austin Worcester

 
Erected 1935 by Oklahoma Library Association.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: CommunicationsEducationNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1820.
 
Location. 36° 7.458′ N, 95° 17.252′ W. Marker is near Chouteau, Oklahoma, in Mayes County. Marker is on County Highway N4335, 1½ miles west of County Highway E6100, on the right when traveling south. The marker is across the gravel road from the Union Mission Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chouteau OK 74337, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Union Mission and Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Battle of Locust Grove (approx. 9.2 miles away); Wagoner County Veterans Memorial
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(approx. 12.4 miles away); Melvin "Buck" Garrison (approx. 12.4 miles away); Sam Powell and U.S. Court (approx. 12.4 miles away); Wagoner (approx. 12.4 miles away); World War II Memorial (approx. 12.4 miles away); Old City Hall & Fire Station (approx. 12.4 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Union Mission Site.
The Union mission was started in 1820, and its school operated from 1821 to 1825. The school instructed 144 Indian children: 71 Osages, 54 Creeks, and 29 Cherokees; a total of 91 boys and 63 girls. Source: Wikipedia
(Submitted on September 11, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 
 
The view of the Union Mission Marker from the road image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, September 11, 2021
2. The view of the Union Mission Marker from the road
Union Mission - National Register of Historical Places image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, September 11, 2021
3. Union Mission - National Register of Historical Places
Rev. Epaphras Chapman gravestone (1793-1825) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, September 11, 2021
4. Rev. Epaphras Chapman gravestone (1793-1825)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 11, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 11, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 201 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 11, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.

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