Wheelock Mission


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Established 1832 by Rev. Alfred Wright and wife Harriet, who served as missionaries to Choctaws over 30 years. Rev. Wright, physician and linguist, helped develop written Choctaw language, translated gospels and much educational materials into Choctaw, Stone church here completed 1846, oldest such building in Oklahoma. School begun by writes became boarding school for Choctaw girls; made part of Choctaw National school system 1842, closed 1955. Rev. Wright dies 1853; burried adjacent cemerery; Rev. John Edwards in charge of mission 1853-61.


Directions:

Marker located one mile east of Millerton*

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33.99354, -94.98563
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National Register of Historic Places
Wheelock Academy *** (added 1966 - District - #66000949)
E of Millerton on U.S. 70, Millerton
  • Historic Significance: Event
  • Area of Significance: Native American, Education
  • Period of Significance: 1825-1849
  • Owner: Private
  • Historic Function: Education
  • Historic Sub-function: School
  • Current Function: Vacant/Not In Use
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Picture from Tammy Wilson for article,
"What the Hell's in Hugo?"
Wheelock Mission.
Picture from Flickr, saxman78
Links: * Directions from Lasr.net, GPS coordinates from other source

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