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Quaker School - One-Room School near Cassville, MO
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member MountainWoods
N 36° 44.073 W 093° 50.423
15S E 424966 N 4065754
Quick Description: A former school turned into a residence in rural Barry County, Missouri
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 7/20/2014 6:54:09 PM
Waymark Code: WMM4MF
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Queens Blessing
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Long Description:
Little is known about this former one-room school, except various mentions of it when doing a search on the web, and especially in the Barry County rootsweb site. It is mentioned in a 1895 newspaper article, and is shown in section 3 (where it just says School) in the 1909 Barry County plat map. The nearby Quaker Cemetery is shown in this map, but not Merl's Chapel, which came 20 years after the map.

Many of these old one-room schoolhouses were let to fall into decay. Some of them were re-used as community buildings, and some as homes, such as this one. (I've also seen one turned into a workshop.) When the building was re-roofed, it was extended east, toward the Old Wire Road, and an overhanging section was added on the south side. But the classic school shape is visible beyond these additions.

Original or Re-creation?: Original

Is the schoolhouse still open as a school?: no

State Hwy Y at FR2140
Cassville, MO USA

Web Address (if available): [Web Link]

Does the school offer 19th century classroom reenactments or day camps?: no

Year the school first opened.: Not listed

Year the school closed.: Not listed

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