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Near Kenton in Hardin County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

The Black and White Schoolhouse

 
 
The Black and White Schoolhouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Robert Baughman, September 27, 2020
1. The Black and White Schoolhouse Marker
Inscription.  Built in 1886 by direct descendants of slaves, the Black and White schoolhouse provided education for local youths until 1928. Denied admission to white schools in the area, African-American families first built a log schoolhouse across the road in 1883 in which to educate their children. Three years later, this brick building was constructed. The black families allowed white children to attend and, as a result, the school became known as the Black and White school. It is an early integrated school in Ohio.
 
Erected 1992 by Country Connection Club and the Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 11-33.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansEducation. In addition, it is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series list.
 
Location. 40° 34.811′ N, 83° 33.498′ W. Marker is near Kenton, Ohio, in Hardin County. Marker is at the intersection of Ohio Route 31 and County Road 190, on the right when traveling north
The Black and White Schoolhouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Robert Baughman, October 2, 2020
2. The Black and White Schoolhouse Marker
on State Route 31. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 17091 Co Rd 190, Kenton OH 43326, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hale Township Veterans Memorial (approx. 3.4 miles away); Devil’s Backbone (approx. 3˝ miles away); Old Sandusky Trail and Shawnee Ford (approx. 4.1 miles away); Wheeler Tavern (approx. 4.3 miles away); Hardin County Veterans Memorial Park (approx. 4˝ miles away); Jacob Parrott (approx. 4.7 miles away); Hardin County New Veterans Memorial (approx. 4.8 miles away); Hardin County Ohio Civil War Soldier Monument (approx. 4.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kenton.
 
Additional keywords. integration, Jim Crow era
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 28, 2020, by Robert Baughman of Bellefontaine, Ohio. This page has been viewed 54 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on September 28, 2020, by Robert Baughman of Bellefontaine, Ohio.   2. submitted on October 3, 2020, by Robert Baughman of Bellefontaine, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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