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Old Baptist Mission The establishment of the Baptist Mission marked the end of the Cherokee Trail of Tears. Sunday services are still held in the 1888 church. The historical marker on the front lawn reads:

"About 4 miles north and west

Establsihed by Rev. Jesse Busyhead in 1839 and known as Breadtown by the Cherokee, Rev. Evan Jones was missionary in charge. The Cherokee Messenger printed there beginning in August 1844, was the first periodical in Oklahoma.

The mission moved to Tahlequah in 1867. Bacone College at Muskogee, still in operation, is an outgrowth of this school at Baptist and Tahlequah."


Written on the front of the church - " Moved over Trail of Tears from Georgia - 1838"


Address: Located 5 miles North of Westville on US-59

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Robert Rodgers

A signer of the treaty of New Echota and grandfather of famed Will Rogers. Robert Rogers moved with his wife, Sally Vann, to Indian Territory about 1837, and established a home about 1 mile northwest. He was killed in 1842

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Old Baptist Mission

The establishment of the Baptist Mission marked the end of the Cherokee Trail of Tears. Sunday services are still held in the 1888 church. The historical marker on the front lawn reads:

"About 4 miles north and west

Establsihed by Rev. Jesse Busyhead in 1839

Westville, OK Historic Churches

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Deer and Small Game - Deer and small game are found in woods, fields, and forests in the Westville area. Hunting by permit in the Cookson Hills Game Refuge near Lake Tenkiller - turkey, quail, rabbit, squirrel, elk, and deer.

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