Near Tintah in Traverse County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
District No. 44 School
Built in 1891, District No. 44 School is the quintessential one-room prairie schoolhouse. For over two centuries country schools were the foundation of the American education system, but school consolidation finally forced most rural schoolhouses to shut down. Although this schoolhouse closed in 1954, it has been well preserved. It is the only 19th century one-room schoolhouse still standing on its original plot in Traverse County.
As a tangible representation of America's heritage of rural education, District No. 44 School has been placed in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior.
Location. 46° 0.031′ N, 96° 29.601′ W. Marker is near Tintah, Minnesota, in Traverse County. Marker is on U.S. 75 half a mile south of County 20, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7852 US-75, Tintah MN 56583, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Veteran's Memorial (approx. 6.3 miles away in North Dakota).
Categories. • Education •
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