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. Touch 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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Highland.
Also see . . .
1. http://www.kshs.org/iowa. (Submitted on October 6, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Iowa and Sac & Fox Mission National Register Nomination. (Submitted on October 6, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 6, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 290 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 6, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. 3. submitted on October 7, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.