Union Mission


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Union Mission was the site of the first school to be established in what would become the state of Oklahoma. It was also the location of the first printing press in the state that arrived in 1836. Missionaries provided education to the Osage people (and smaller numbers from other tribes) beginning around 1820 and continuing to 1833. At one time, the mission included about a dozen log cabins, a large barn, a mill, a spring house, a storehouse, the school, a dining hall and kitchen, and various other small buildings. Today, only a few graves remain as a reminder of the existence of the old mission. Listed in the national register 9/10/1971.**


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5 miles N.E. of Mazie, Oklahoma **


36.12621, -95.28607
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** Description, Directions, and GPS from National Register Properties in Oklahoma: UNION MISSION SITE

National Registerof Historic Places
Union Mission Site *** (added 1971 - Site - #71000668)
About 5 mi. NE of Mazie, Mazie
  • Historic Significance: Event
  • Area of Significance: Communications, Religion, Education
  • Period of Significance: 1800-1824, 1825-1849
  • Owner: State
  • Historic Function: Religion
  • Historic Sub-function: Church School
  • Current Function: Agriculture/Subsistence
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