Springfield in Greene County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
First School-House in Greene County
225 feet south of this spot the first school-house in Greene County was built by pioneers 1831. Small cabin, logs cut out for window and door openings. No shutter, door or chimney. Dirt floor. Three-legged benches. First teacher, Joseph Rountree. Puplis from Rountree, Miller, Fulbright and Weaver families.
Erected 1921 by University Club. (Marker Number 6.)
Location. 37° 12.259′ N, 93° 19.024′ W. Marker is in Springfield, Missouri, in Greene County. Marker is on Mount Vernon Street near Wabash Avenue, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1821 Mount Vernon Street, Springfield MO 65802, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Zagonyi's Charge (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Cabin in Springfield (approx. 0.6 miles away); Battle of Springfield (approx. 1.2 miles away); Kickapoo Indian Village (approx. 1.4 miles away); Butterfield Overland Stage (approx. 1.4 miles away); The Landers Theatre (approx. 1.5 miles away); First Post Office in Springfield (approx. 1.5 miles away); Wilshire Apartments (approx. 1.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Springfield.
More about this marker.
Also see . . . First School in Greene County. (Submitted on June 2, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
Categories. • Education • Settlements & Settlers •
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