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Searsport in Waldo County, Maine — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Union School

 

—The Museum in the Streets —

 
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By James True, August 25, 2011
1. Union School Marker
Inscription. In the 1850s, with no public transportation, children had to walk to school or ride in a wagon. If Searsport families wanted to educate their children, facilities had to be provided within walking distance of their homes. There were 14 school houses or rooms in other buildings for the relatively few children in the widespread rural area. Build in the 1850s, the Union School still stands. One of the larger of the schools in the village, it was built by "Tarpaulin Muster" or, in landlubber terms, by private subscription rather than by town appropriation. The building was used as an elementary and high school until crowded conditions in the 1920s necessitated classes to be held upstairs in the firehouse, as well as on the first floor of Union Hall, until an elementary school could be built.
 
Erected 2009 by Historic Preservation Committee, the Town of Searsport and the Searsport Community. (Marker Number 11.)
 
Location. 44° 27.617′ N, 68° 55.681′ W. Marker is in Searsport, Maine, in Waldo County. Marker is on Mt. Ephraim Road north of Goodall Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Searsport ME 04974, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
Union School Marker image. Click for full size.
By James True, August 25, 2011
2. Union School Marker
walking distance of this marker. Raising the Flag (approx. 0.2 miles away); Making a Living (approx. 0.2 miles away); Peter Ward, Ship Carpenter (approx. 0.2 miles away); Early Banking (approx. 0.2 miles away); Union Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Main Street, 1875 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Searsport House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Liberty Tree Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Searsport.
 
More about this marker. Marker #11 (of 17) in "The Museum in the Streets". The text on the Marker is in English, followed by a French translation.
 
Categories. Education
 
Union School image. Click for full size.
By James True, August 25, 2011
3. Union School
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by James True of Newark, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 338 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by James True of Newark, New Jersey. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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