Wheelock Academy was the model academy for the five civilized tribes' academies. It was started as a missionary school for Choctaw girls, and is still owned by the Choctaw nation.
In 1832 the Academy was initiated by Alfred Wright, a physician and missionary who co-founded the nearby Wheelock Church. It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1965.
- ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23.
- ^ a b "Wheelock Academy". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2008-01-20.
- ^ Joseph Scott Mendinghall. "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Wheelock Academy" (pdf). National Park Service.