Asbury School and Mission

Asbury School and Mission (HMHCT)

Location: Fort Mitchell, AL 36856 Russell County
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N 32° 20.82', W 85° 1.146'

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1 Mile North of Fort Mitchell

In September 1821 Rev. William Capers was sent to Fort Mitchell, by the South Carolina Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, to negotiate with the chiefs of the Creek Indian Nations for a mission which would teach their children reading, writing and other white-man skills. In 1822 Asbury Manual Labor School was established with Rev. Isaac Smith, Superintendent; 33 resident students; 3 teachers; houses; school; and farm. The school closed in 1830 following the removal to the West of a portion of the Creek tribe. The Asbury Mission site was designated a United Methodist Landmark in 1984.
Year Placed1984
Placed ByThe Historic Chattahoochee Commission / The Alexandria UMC / The AWF Conference
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Date Added Sunday, September 28th, 2014 at 10:00am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 686414 N 3580623
Decimal Degrees32.34700000, -85.01910000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 20.82', W 85° 1.146'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 20' 49.20" N, 85° 1' 8.76" W
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Area Code(s)334
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3505 Landing Rd, Fort Mitchell AL 36856, US
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