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Hanover in Jackson County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Horton-Hanover Schools / Hanover High School

 
 
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By TeamOHE, July 3, 2020
1. Hanover High School Marker
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Hanover High School
Located on one of Hanover's most prominent sites, this former school was erected in 1911. Built in the Georgian Revival style, this town landmark exemplifies a school design popular during the early twentieth century. Citizens named the school's site "College Hill” and called the teachers "professor" to show respect. In 1934 depression era Emergency Relief Act funds paid for construction of the gymnasium addition. Grades one through twelve met here until 1946, and middle school classes were held in the building until it closed in I962. The school was threatened with demolition until 1977 when the Hanover -Horton Area Historical Society acquired it for use as a museum.

Horton-Hanover Schools
Early Hanover school children met in a log building constructed at the corner of State and Spink Streets in 1839. A series of buildings served the growing town, including this building, erected in 1911. In 1873 the nearby Horton district built a three-room school in which classes were held until that building burned in 1940. Hanover, Horton
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2. Horton-Hanover Schools Marker
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and nine one-room school districts consolidated as the Hanover-Horton Rural Agricultural School District in 1945. Two elementary schools served the district: one in Horton, built in 1949, and one in Hanover, erected in 1954. A new high school opened in 1958. Additions to Hanover Elementary School in 1998 created a single elementary school for the district.
 
Erected 1999 by Michigan Historical Center - Michigan Department of State. (Marker Number L1979.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. In addition, it is included in the Michigan Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1911.
 
Location. 42° 6.117′ N, 84° 32.833′ W. Marker is in Hanover, Michigan, in Jackson County. Marker is on Fairview Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 105 Fairview St, Hanover MI 49241, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hitching Post (within shouting distance of this marker); Hanover-Horton Veterans Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Wellman General Store (approx. 3.6 miles away); Horton Veterans Memorial (approx. 3.6 miles away); Michigan and Ohio Railroad Depot (approx. 4.1 miles away); Plat of the Village of Spring Arbor
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3. Horton-Hanover Schools Marker
(approx. 6.2 miles away); Free-Will Baptist College (approx. 6.2 miles away); Potowatomi Burial Site (approx. 6.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hanover.
 
Horton-Hanover Schools Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, July 3, 2020
4. Horton-Hanover Schools Marker
Hanover High School Marker image. Click for full size.
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5. Hanover High School Marker
Horton-Hanover Schools - Hanover High School image. Click for full size.
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6. Horton-Hanover Schools - Hanover High School
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7. NRHP plaque
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 24, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 23, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 46 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on January 23, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.
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