Elliott Academy

Elliott Academy (HMG6V)

Location: Valliant, OK 74764 McCurtain County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 0.38', W 95° 7.165'

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Established here in 1869 as Oak Hill Industrial Academy by Presbyterian Board of Missions as boarding school for children of Choctaw Freedmen. Academy succeeded small school begun in 1860 by ex-slave and Presbyterian Minister Charles W. Stewart to serve numerous black families who had settled here after Civil War. Name changed in 1912 after David Elliott gave funds for new dormitory in memory of his wife, Alice Lee. Students cleared and operated large farm to help support school. Hundreds of students trained at academy before closer in 1936.
HM NumberHMG6V
Marker Number198
Year Placed1995
Placed ByOklahoma Historical Society
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Date Added Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 at 2:57am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 304274 N 3764883
Decimal Degrees34.00633333, -95.11941667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 0.38', W 95° 7.165'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 0' 22.80" N, 95° 7' 9.90" W
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Area Code(s)580
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 719-729 N4450, Valliant OK 74764, US
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