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Smyrna in Kent County, Delaware — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

School District No. 5

School District No. 5 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, November 10, 2019
1. School District No. 5 Marker
Inscription.  In 1829 the Delaware General Assembly enacted legislation resulting in the establishment of a public school system. The state was subdivided into local districts. One of these was School District #5, which was created to serve the needs of students in this area. In 1854 a two-story brick schoolhouse was erected at this location to supplant the outgrown frame structure used since the district’s creation. After the consolidation of several local districts in 1881, a new school was constructed at a nearby site of the opposite side of South Street. Upon its completion in 1884, the District #5 property was sold. The brick building was converted for use as a home. It was later dismantled. The school’s frame attachment was moved back of the lot to face Cummins Street, where it also was renovated for use as a private residence. In 1936 the wooden structure that had once served as a place of learning for local students was again moved to its present location at 110 South Street.
Erected 2007 by Delaware Public Archieves. (Marker Number K-102.)
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topic list: Education. In addition, it is included in the Delaware Public Archives series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1829.
Location. 39° 17.886′ N, 75° 36.414′ W. Marker is in Smyrna, Delaware, in Kent County. Marker is on West South Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 110 South Street, Smyrna DE 19977, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Citizens' Hose Company No. 1. Inc. (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); In Memory of Victor D. Ennis (about 600 feet away); Presbyterian Church of Smyrna (about 700 feet away); Thornley House (about 700 feet away); Smyrna Opera House and Old Town Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. Peter's Episcopal Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Barracks (approx. 0.2 miles away); Home of Allen McLane (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Smyrna.
School District No. 5 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, November 10, 2019
2. School District No. 5 Marker
Credits. This page was last revised on November 11, 2019. It was originally submitted on November 11, 2019, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 162 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 11, 2019, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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