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Near Westfield in Marquette County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Russell Flats School

 
 
Russell Flats School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 7, 2009
1. Russell Flats School Marker
Inscription. Built in 1867, this one room rural school has served as the center of community life in Russell Flats for over 130 years. Constructed by Scotch - Irish settlers who arrived here in the early 1850s, the school has also functioned as the local Presbyterian church and the Westfield Town Hall. The community is named for the first settlement family, the Russells. They found the area's fertile soil and nearby springs perfect for farming. Today, several descendants of the Scotch - Irish settlers still own or occupy their original family farms.
 
Erected 1999 by the Wisconsin Historical Society. (Marker Number 430.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 43° 50.797′ N, 89° 32.572′ W. Marker is near Westfield, Wisconsin, in Marquette County. Marker is at the intersection of Ember Avenue and 4th Avenue, on the left when traveling west on Ember Avenue. Click for map. Marker is at the Westfield Town Hall. Marker is at or near this postal address: W7703 Ember Avenue, Westfield WI 53964, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Footprints in the Sands of Time (approx.
Russell Flats School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 7, 2009
2. Russell Flats School Marker
7.8 miles away); Korean War (approx. 7.8 miles away); Walter March Ellis (approx. 9.9 miles away); John Muir Memorial Park (approx. 13.1 miles away); John Muir, Foster Son of Wisconsin (approx. 13.1 miles away); The Wee White Kirk (approx. 15.1 miles away).
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Former Russell Flats School image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 7, 2009
3. Former Russell Flats School
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 753 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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