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Vernon Township in Sussex County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Price's Switch Schoolhouse

 
 
Price's Switch Schoolhouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cheryl (Rome) Thom, April 25, 2008
1. Price's Switch Schoolhouse Marker
Inscription. Built in 1840, Price's Switch School was the last one-room schoolhouse to operate in Sussex County. The building originally stood on Route 94, a quarter mile north of Price's Switch Road, but was moved to its current location in 1883. It is the only schoolhouse that survives today completely intact with its coal stove, desks, chalkboards, and outhouse, just as it was in operation when its doors closed in June 1958. Thousands of children and adults visit the school to learn about early education. Price's Switch School was replaced in 1958 with the Vernon Consolidated School, known today as Walnut Ridge Elementary School.
 
Erected 2008 by Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders and Sussex County Historic Marker Committee.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the New Jersey, Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders marker series.
 
Location. 41° 13.682′ N, 74° 27.169′ W. Marker is in Vernon Township, New Jersey, in Sussex County. Marker is at the intersection of Price's Switch Road (County Route 515) and Meadowburn Road on Price's Switch Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Stockholm NJ 07460, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured
Price's Switch Schoolhouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cheryl (Rome) Thom, April 10, 2010
2. Price's Switch Schoolhouse Marker
as the crow flies. Orange County (approx. 1.8 miles away in New York); High Breeze Farm (approx. 1.9 miles away); New Milford (approx. 2.1 miles away in New York); St. Thomas Episcopal Church (approx. 2.6 miles away); Amity Church (approx. 2.8 miles away in New York); The Continental Army (approx. 3.4 miles away in New York); Sand Hill Road and Route 94 (approx. 3.8 miles away); Edenville (approx. 4 miles away in New York).
 
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Price's Switch Schoolhouse image. Click for full size.
By Cheryl (Rome) Thom, April 10, 2010
3. Price's Switch Schoolhouse
Price's Switch Schoolhouse Outbuilding image. Click for full size.
By Cheryl (Rome) Thom, April 10, 2010
4. Price's Switch Schoolhouse Outbuilding
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Cheryl (Rome) Thom of Newton, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 725 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Cheryl (Rome) Thom of Newton, New Jersey.   2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Cheryl (Rome) Thom of Newton, New Jersey. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
 
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