Columbia in Monroe County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Historic Shoemaker School
In 1851, a log school building was built by Hammond Schoemaker on his farm south of Columbia for his children and the families of his neighbors. Schoemaker was the only doctors along the Cahokia- Kaskaskia Trail, the major pioneer thoroughfare across Illinois territory. A new brick school building was built on the farm in 1867 By Fred Koch Construction for $800. In 1891, in accordance with a new school law, the one room school organized as Schoemaker District #4.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Education • Women. A significant historical year for this entry is 1950.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6 Gall Rd, Columbia IL 62236, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Whiteside Station (within shouting distance of this marker); Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Schmidt Beer Cave (approx. ¼ mile away); Kaskaskia-Cahokia Trail (approx. 0.3 miles away); Rohm House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Eichmuller-Rau Building (approx. 0.4 miles away); German Style Cottage (approx. 0.4 miles away); Schmidt House & Brewery (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbia.
Credits. This page was last revised on January 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 28, 2020, by Thomas Smith of Waterloo, Ill. This page has been viewed 60 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on January 28, 2020, by Thomas Smith of Waterloo, Ill. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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