Bardstown in Nelson County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
One Room School House
This log school house (circa 1840) was located 1 mile from Cox's Station which was the first fort built in Nelson County. The 1882 Precinct Map shows the original location of school in the midst of agricultural fields, not in town. The location ensured that no child would have to walk more than five miles to school.
In 1976. the John Fitch Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution moved the log school house from its original location to the old Pioneer Cemetery. It has served as a symbol of early KY commitment to education and life in the nineteenth century. Thousands have enjoyed hands~on educational experiences inside.
Erected 2018 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2546.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Agriculture • Education. Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), and the Kentucky Historical Society series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1882.
Location. 37° 48.52′ N, 85° 28.123′ W. Marker is in Bardstown, Kentucky, in Nelson County. Marker is on South 4th Street south of West Stephen Foster Avenue, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: South 4th Street, Bardstown KY 40004, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Steamboat Inventor (within shouting distance of this marker); Talbott Tavern (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Successful Surgery (about 500 feet away); The Harrison-Smith House (about 500 feet away); Parc Billom (about 600 feet away); Confederates Here (about 600 feet away); Benedict Joseph Flaget (about 600 feet away); Nelson Countians who served and Gave All (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bardstown.
Credits. This page was last revised on January 5, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 15, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 558 times since then and 104 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 15, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.