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Near Town of Yorkville in Racine County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Yorkville #4 School

 
 
Yorkville #4 School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, November 4, 2016
1. Yorkville #4 School Marker
Inscription. This one-room Italianate style schoolhouse has been the center of this Yorkville community since the building’s construction in 1885. Built at a time when one-room schoolhouses dominated rural education in Wisconsin, the building also served as a community meeting place. In 1938 the Works Progress Administration (WPA) raised the schoolhouse and added a full basement that contained some of the first indoor bathrooms and running water in the township. In 1959 the school closed due to consolidation. In October 1966 the Yorkville 4-H club purchased the building for $3,000 and named it the Clover Center. The 4-H club still holds its project meetings at the school. Yorkville No. 4 School remains an excellent example of the one-room schoolhouses that once were so common throughout Wisconsin.
 
Erected 2016 by Wisconsin Historical Society. (Marker Number 563.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 42° 44.499′ N, 88° 1.613′ W. Marker is near Town of Yorkville, Wisconsin, in Racine County. Marker is at the intersection of Old Yorkville Road and 63rd Road, on the right when traveling west on Old Yorkville Road. Touch for map. Marker
Yorkville #4 School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, November 4, 2016
2. Yorkville #4 School Marker
is at or near this postal address: 17640 Old Yorkville Road, Union Grove WI 53182, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Revolutionary War Veteran (approx. 4.9 miles away); a different marker also named Revolutionary War Veteran (approx. 5.6 miles away); Skunk Grove (approx. 6.4 miles away); Schaefer Mammoth Site (approx. 7.1 miles away); Old Muskego (approx. 8˝ miles away); Luther Parker Cemetery (approx. 9.3 miles away); Green Bay Road (approx. 9.6 miles away); The Spark (approx. 10 miles away).
 
Regarding Yorkville #4 School. Property is listed on the National and Wisconsin Register of Historic Places
 
Categories. Education
 
Yorkville #4 School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, November 4, 2016
3. Yorkville #4 School Marker
Yorkville #4 School image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, November 4, 2016
4. Yorkville #4 School
Headstone above entrance
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 26, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 4, 2016, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 161 times since then and 51 times this year. Last updated on September 20, 2017, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 4, 2016, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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