Historic Markers Across Alabama

Wills Town Mission

Marker ID: AHA 
Location: U.S. Hwy 11 (Gault Ave.) @ AL Hwy 35 in City Park
County: DeKalb
Coordinates: N 34° 26.615    W 085° 43.199
  34.44358333    -85.71998333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None


The mission was established in 1823 by the American Board of Missions to further education and Christianity among the Cherokee Indians. Mission operated until the Indian removal in 1838.

Grave site of Reverend Ard Hoyt, first superintendent, marks the location of the mission near the corner of 38th Street and Godrey Avenue.

End of Wills Town Mission