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Smithtown in Suffolk County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

First Schoolhouse

 
 
First Schoolhouse Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, November 22, 2018
1. First Schoolhouse Marker
Inscription.  

Smithtown's
First Schoolhouse
Walt Whitman - Teacher
Circa 1803

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. A significant historical year for this entry is 1803.
 
Location. 40° 51.34′ N, 73° 11.292′ W. Marker is in Smithtown, New York, in Suffolk County. Marker is on Singer Lane south of East Main Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 60 Singer Lane, Smithtown NY 11787, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Richard Smith (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); First House at the Branch (about 400 feet away); Smithtown Historical Society Museum (about 700 feet away); Patriot Burials (approx. 0.2 miles away); Roseneath Cottage (approx. 0.4 miles away); Smithtown Bull (approx. 1.3 miles away); Smith's Bull Ride (approx. 1.3 miles away); Caleb Smith House (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Smithtown.
 
Also see . . .
1. Smithtown, A History: The Original School Days (Patch.com, 6/4/2011). (Submitted on November 27, 2018.)
2. Smithtown Central School District (Wikipedia)
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First Schoolhouse and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, November 22, 2018
2. First Schoolhouse and Marker
Walt Whitman taught in the Smithtown school district during 1837 and 1838 in a one-room school house and had 85 students on his roster although at the time attendance wasn't compulsory and the actual attendance was usually much smaller. - Wikipedia
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 22, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 27, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California. This page has been viewed 298 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 27, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California.

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