Near New Houlka in Pontotoc County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
Monroe Mission Station
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.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & Religion • Education • Native Americans. In addition, it is included in the Natchez Trace series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1822.
Location. 34° 4.268′ N, 88° 52.225′ W. Marker is near New Houlka, Mississippi, in Pontotoc County. Marker is on Natchez Trace ParkwayTouch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Houlka MS 38850, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hernando de Soto (approx. 2.3 miles away); Battle of Okolona (approx. 2.6 miles away); William Colbert's Last Homesite (approx. 3.2 miles away); Owl Creek Mounds (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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Houlka.
Also see . . . Natchez Trace. Official National Park Service website. (Submitted on June 29, 2015.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 29, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 400 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 29, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.