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West Allis in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Old Honey Creek School Site

 
 
Old Honey Creek School Site Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Paul F, July 9, 2010
1. Old Honey Creek School Site Marker
Inscription.  
Honey Creek School, Greenfield Township, was built of logs, with a shake roof and puncheon floor, on land owned by Reuben Strong. William W. Johnson, the first teacher, helped to build the school, which opened in December 1843. Marion Johnson Cooper also taught. It was replaced by one of red brick in 1850. One of cream city brick, built in 1887, was used until 1923.
 
Erected 1972 by West Allis Historical Society. (Marker Number 100.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationNotable Buildings. A significant historical month for this entry is December 1843.
 
Location. 43° 0.565′ N, 88° 1.039′ W. Marker is in West Allis, Wisconsin, in Milwaukee County. Marker is at the intersection of West National Avenue and South 84th Street, on the right when traveling east on West National Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Milwaukee WI 53227, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Honey Creek Settlement (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Wadhams Gas Station (approx. half a mile away); Tee Sisikeja (Bad Waters Village)
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(approx. 0.7 miles away); Wisconsin State Fair Park (approx. 0.7 miles away); Camp Harvey (approx. 0.7 miles away); President Abraham Lincoln (approx. 0.7 miles away); Harrison Ludington Farm (approx. 1.8 miles away); Meadowmere (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Allis.
 
Regarding Old Honey Creek School Site. Wisconsin Registered Landmark #100, West Allis Landmark #1, and is now the home of the West Allis Historical Society and Museum.
 
Also see . . .  West Allis Historical Society. Society website homepage. (Submitted on July 15, 2010, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin.) 
 
Old Honey Creek School Site image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Paul F, July 9, 2010
2. Old Honey Creek School Site
Milwaukee County Landmark and West Allis Landmark image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Paul F, July 9, 2010
3. Milwaukee County Landmark and West Allis Landmark
Old Honey Creek School Site image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Paul F, July 9, 2010
4. Old Honey Creek School Site
School with West Allis Historical Society sign.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 8, 2023. It was originally submitted on July 10, 2010, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,341 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 10, 2010, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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