Shawnee Friends Mission

Shawnee Friends Mission (HMDRZ)

Location: Merriam, KS 66203 Johnson County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 0.86', W 94° 41.912'

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In 1825 the Federal government began moving Eastern Indians to new lands west of the Mississippi. This sign is on a 2,500 square mile tract assigned to the Shawnees.

With this tribe came Methodist, Baptist and Quaker missionaries. One mile east and a little north the Quakers erected buildings in 1836 and opened a school the following year. Indian students, who lived at the mission received elementary schooling, religious instruction and training in agriculture and domestic arts. Highest recorded enrollment was 76. In later years the school was attended by Indian orphans.

The mission operated almost continously until 1869. A marker designates the site of the main building which was torn down in 1917.
Series This marker is part of the Kansas: Kansas Historical Society series
Marker Number1
Year Placed1938
Placed ByKansas Historical Society and State Highway Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 at 8:23am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 352946 N 4319739
Decimal Degrees39.01433333, -94.69853333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 0.86', W 94° 41.912'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 0' 51.60" N, 94° 41' 54.72" W
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Area Code(s)913, 785, 816
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1-299 Carter Ave, Merriam KS 66203, US
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