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Spanktown School

 
 
Spanktown School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mary Ellen Coghlan, September 29, 2011
1. Spanktown School Marker
Inscription. Established as Union School by common school law 1813 Warwick School District #4 Annexed 1936 by Seward Inst. Acquired by St. Joseph's 1938. Dedicated 2010 Florida Hist. Soc.
 
Erected 2011 by Florida Historical Society.
 
Location. 41° 18.285′ N, 74° 22.992′ W. Marker is in Warwick, New York, in Orange County. Marker is at the intersection of Spanktown Road and Union Corners Road, on the left when traveling east on Spanktown Road. Click for map. Located in front of school house at the southwest corner of St. Joseph's Cemetery. The Cemetery name on the gate is in Polish as the area has a significant population with Polish roots. Many mapping programs note the address as Florida, NY a nearby Village however it is situated in the Town of Warwick. Marker is in this post office area: Warwick NY 10990, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Florida Presbyterian Church (approx. 2.4 miles away); William Henry Seward (approx. 2.4 miles away); William H. Seward (approx. 2.4 miles away); Conrad Sly Homestead (approx. 2.4 miles away); Edenville
Spanktown School image. Click for full size.
By Mary Ellen Coghlan, September 29, 2011
2. Spanktown School
(approx. 2.4 miles away); Florida (approx. 2.7 miles away); Burgoyne’s Army (approx. 2.7 miles away); Randallville (approx. 2.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Warwick.
 
Regarding Spanktown School. The marker notes the location of the one room school house. Local legend has it that Spanktown Road was so named because not long after the school was built the schoolmaster used to spank his wife to get her to behave.

It is more likely that it may have been named after th Battle of Spanktown a Revolutionary War Battle fought in January 1777 in Rahway, NJ.
 
Additional keywords. Florida, NY
 
Categories. Education
 
Gate to St. Joseph's Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Mary Ellen Coghlan, September 29, 2011
3. Gate to St. Joseph's Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mary Ellen Coghlan of Warwick, New York. This page has been viewed 673 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Mary Ellen Coghlan of Warwick, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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