Frankfort in Marshall County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Frankfort's First School House
District # 35
— Built in 1870 —
School district # 35 was organized in March 1869. The first term of school was taught by Professor Stines in the upper story of Heasley Hotel, south of the Mo-Pac tracks.
In the spring of 1870 this school house was built on hand hewn walnut sills at a cost of $1600. It was located at the corner of 4th Street and Locust St. and was used as the grade school, along with a later building for the primary class, until 1880 when a new limestone school was built. At that time the school building was moved across the street south and for many years was used as a private residence.
Donated to C.O.R.E. Inc., in 1995 by Bill Kennedy the school house was moved to the city park and renovation was started.
Many individuals and organizations have donated time, money, material and labor to preserve Frankfort's first schoolhouse as a part of Frankfort's history.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Education • Railroads & Streetcars.
Location. 39° 42.143′ N, 96° 25.302′ W. Marker is in Frankfort, Kansas, in Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Frankfort KS 66427, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 17 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Memory of Battleship Maine (a few steps from this marker); Pikes Peak Trail 1842 (a few steps from this marker); War Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Frankfort Grade School (approx. 0.3 miles away); Father William L. Nelligan (approx. 10.9 miles away); Marysville (approx. 14.4 miles away); World War Memorial (approx. 14.7 miles away); David Smith's Pony Express and Stage Station Overland Trail (approx. 16.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Frankfort.
Also see . . .
1. The History of Frankfort KS. (Submitted on November 25, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Frankfort in Cutler's History of Kansas (1883). (Submitted on November 25, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on September 6, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 25, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 222 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 25, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.