Near Sparta in Randolph County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Charter Oak School
Erected 1970 by Randolph County Historical Society and the Illinois State Historical Society.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Education. In addition, it is included in the Illinois State Historical Society series list.
Location. 38° 5.357′ N, 89° 47.637′ W. Marker is near Sparta, Illinois, in Randolph County. Marker is on Schuline Road (County Route 4) east of Orchard Road, on the right when traveling east. Marker is in front Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 9272 Schuline Rd, Sparta IL 62286, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The American Bottom (approx. 8 miles away); Kaskaskia (approx. 9.1 miles away); Founding of Steeleville (approx. 9.3 miles away); George Rogers Clark Campsite (approx. 9.9 miles away); Chester-Kaskaskia, Illinois (approx. 9.9 miles away); Mary's River Covered Bridge (approx. 9.9 miles away); Fort Kaskaskia Shelter (approx. 10˝ miles away); Kaskaskia Island (approx. 10˝ miles away).
Also see . . . Charter Oak Schoolhouse on Wikipedia. This was one of 53 octagon-like schoolhouses in the United States, and one of three that still stand. Building was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978 (#78001181). (Submitted on November 30, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 30, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 43 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 30, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.