Wheelock Academy

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Wheelock Academy
Wheelock Academy is located in Oklahoma
Wheelock Academy
Nearest city Millerton, Oklahoma
Coordinates 33°59′38″N 94°59′18″W / 33.99389°N 94.98833°W / 33.99389; -94.98833Coordinates: 33°59′38″N 94°59′18″W / 33.99389°N 94.98833°W / 33.99389; -94.98833
Built 1832
Architect Alfred Wright
Architectural style No Style Listed
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 66000949
Significant dates
Added to NRHP October 15, 1966[1]
Designated NHL December 21, 1965[2]

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. The school closed in 1955 and its brother school Jones Academy became coeducational.[3]

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.[2][4]


  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23. 
  2. ^ a b "Wheelock Academy". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2008-01-20. 
  3. ^ "Services — Education". Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma. 
  4. ^ Joseph Scott Mendinghall. "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Wheelock Academy" (PDF). National Park Service. 

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