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College Corner in Preble County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

The Union School 1893-2004

The Union County-College Corner Joint State School District

 
 
The Union School 1893-2004 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, April 17, 2018
1. The Union School 1893-2004 Marker
side A
Inscription. Side A :

The Union School 1893-2004
College Corner Ohio West College Corner Indiana

In 1893, Ohio and Indiana constructed the first Union School on the state line separating Ohio and Indiana. For 111 years, students from both states have been educated in what is the only schoolhouse located in Ohio and Indiana. In 1925, a new Union School was designed to replace the old schoolhouse. The dedication of this new school building took place on December 21, 1926. A new addition was added in 2004. The Union School Building has special architectural features such as a center stone placed on the Ohio and Indiana state line and Ohio and Indiana arched doorways. The bell from the 1893 Union School is displayed to the south side of the current school.

Side B:

The Union County-College Corner Joint State School District

For 111 years, residents of College Corner residing in Preble County and Butler County, Ohio have joined with residents of West College Corner, residing in Union County, Indiana to educate their children at the College Corner Union School. The school served grades K-12 until 1972 when students in grades 9-12 were transferred to Union County High School in Liberty, Indiana. In 1995, at the direction of a Federal Magistrate, the Union County-College Corner

The Union School 1893-2004 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, April 17, 2018
2. The Union School 1893-2004 Marker
side B
Joint School District was reorganized. This reorganization created a nine-person board of trustees, with Ohio and Indiana representation, who operate under the laws of Indiana. The Union County-College Corner Joint State School District is significant because it is the last of the joint state school districts in Ohio and Indiana and possibly the only such school district remaining in the United States.
 
Erected 2004 by College Corner Local School District Board of Education The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 5- 68.)
 
Location. 39° 34.351′ N, 84° 48.906′ W. Marker is in College Corner, Ohio, in Preble County. Marker is at the intersection of Indiana Street and State Line Road, on the left when traveling west on Indiana Street. Touch for map. marker is on the North side of the school, on the State Line. The school faces south on Ramsey Street. Marker is at or near this postal address: 230 Ramsey Street, College Corner OH 45003, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. College Corner Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away in Indiana); Wanted by the FBI / Captured by G-Men (approx. half a mile away in Indiana); a different marker also named College Corner Veterans Memorial
The Union School 1893-2004 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, April 17, 2018
3. The Union School 1893-2004 Marker
north side of building
(approx. 0.7 miles away in Indiana); The Restoration Movement / Doty Settlement Cemetery (approx. 3.2 miles away); The Doty Settlement / The Pioneer Farmstead (approx. 3.2 miles away); Historic Hopewell / Historic Hopewell Cemetery (approx. 3.6 miles away); Bunker Hill House (approx. 5 miles away); The Black (Pugh's Mill) Covered Bridge (approx. 5.4 miles away).
 
Categories. ArchitectureEducation
 
The Union School 1893-2004 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, August 29, 2017
4. The Union School 1893-2004 Marker
south side of building
The Union School 1893-2004 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, April 17, 2018
5. The Union School 1893-2004 Marker
original cornerstone
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 19, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 19, 2018, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 63 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 19, 2018, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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