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Near West Liberty in Logan County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Monroe Township School

Memories in Rural Logan County, Ohio

 
 
Monroe Township School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, November 12, 2014
1. Monroe Township School Marker
Inscription.  

(artwork- etching of building)

Monroe Township School 1918 - 1952 site donated by Ernest and Ethel Horsley
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. A significant historical year for this entry is 1952.
 
Location. 40° 17.473′ N, 83° 41.027′ W. Marker is near West Liberty, Ohio, in Logan County. Marker is on Pickrelltown Pike (County Route 47), on the right when traveling north. marker site is off Co. Rd. 47, south of intersection with Co. Rd. 29; just over a mile southwest of Pickrelltown. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5953 County Road 47, West Liberty OH 43357, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pickrelltown Monument Honor Roll (approx. 1.4 miles away); Pickrelltown Community Club (approx. 1.4 miles away); Pickrell UGRR Station (approx. 1˝ miles away); Wapatomica (approx. 1˝ miles away); a different marker also named Wapatomica (approx. 1.7 miles away); Second Church/ First School (approx. 2.8 miles away); Goshen Quaker Cemetery
Monroe Township School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, November 12, 2014
2. Monroe Township School Marker
full view of marker, on site of former school building
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(approx. 2.8 miles away); George Washington Rockwell (approx. 2.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Liberty.
 
More about this marker. according to the Logan County Auditors Office, this site is private property, but by the text of the marker, the site was donated by the Horsley Family, who still live there. Dogs barked, but I did not get shot. “Forgive us our trespasses” (I don’t think anyone would have a problem with visiting the site)
 
Additional keywords. rural school
 
Monroe Township School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, November 12, 2014
3. Monroe Township School Marker
marker is about 150 feet off Co. Rd. 47
Monroe Township School Site image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, November 12, 2014
4. Monroe Township School Site
sidewalk and maple tree are all that remain of the old school yard
Monroe Township School Marker image. Click for full size.
circa 1918
5. Monroe Township School Marker
This photo was from the opening day of Monroe School.
Monroe Township School image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, November 12, 2014
6. Monroe Township School
the school bell, mounted on the monument
Monroe Township School artifact image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, November 12, 2014
7. Monroe Township School artifact
former stonework listing names of the Board of Education
Monroe Township School artifact image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, November 12, 2014
8. Monroe Township School artifact
the architect who designed the 1918 building
Monroe Township School artifact image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, November 12, 2014
9. Monroe Township School artifact
the contractor who built the structure, way out in the middle of nowhere
Monroe Township School artifact image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, November 12, 2014
10. Monroe Township School artifact
the dated "cornerstone"
Artwork on the Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, November 12, 2014
11. Artwork on the Marker
etching of the Monroe School
Monroe Township School image. Click for full size.
Logan County Historical Society, circa 1952
12. Monroe Township School
archived photo of old Monroe school. Building was used as a barn for many years. My theory is- the artwork was based on this photo.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 5, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 2, 2014, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 503 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 2, 2014, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio.   5. submitted on June 3, 2020, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio.   6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12. submitted on December 2, 2014, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page.

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