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Canton in Lewis County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Lincoln School

est. 1880

 

— Placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983 —

 
Lincoln School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 18, 2012
1. Lincoln School Marker
Inscription.  Lincoln School was established in 1880 to provide education for African-American children in the Canton area. It served that purpose until 1955. One of a handful of red brick school houses of it's kind, it remains as a tribute to rural education in this country.

Plans to restore Lincoln School are currently under way. Information on this project (and how you can become involved) is available at canton City Hall.
 
Erected by Lincoln School Restoration Association, Inc.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansEducation.
 
Location. 40° 7.528′ N, 91° 31.047′ W. Marker is in Canton, Missouri, in Lewis County. Marker is at the intersection of Green Street and South 3rd Street, on the right when traveling east on Green Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Canton MO 63435, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. History Along The Mississippi River Parkway (within shouting distance of this marker); Canton (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); LaGrange on the River

Lincoln School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 18, 2012
2. Lincoln School Marker
This is the back, or west, side of the school.
(approx. 5.4 miles away); La Grange Missouri (approx. 5.8 miles away); La Grange Artesian Well (approx. 5.9 miles away); Welcome to Illinois (approx. 11.4 miles away in Illinois); Steamboats and Railroads (approx. 14.2 miles away in Illinois); Tri-State Business Center (approx. 14.2 miles away in Illinois). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Canton.
 
NRHP - Lincoln School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 18, 2012
3. NRHP - Lincoln School Marker
Lincoln Colored School
Canton, Missouri
Est. 1880 - May 1955
Named to the
National Register of Historic Places
1983
A Testament to Rural Education.
Lincoln School image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 18, 2012
4. Lincoln School
This is the front, or east, side of the school.
NRHP Marker is on wall to the right of the door.
Lincoln School image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 18, 2012
5. Lincoln School
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 16, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 330 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 16, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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