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Sturbridge in Worcester County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

The Center School

 
 
The Center School Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 20, 2018
1. The Center School Marker
Inscription.

Built in 1852 on the site of the town's original Meeting House, the Center School helped Sturbridge consolidate its outlying one-room district schools. It continued as a site for elementary education until the 1950s, when the present Burgess Elementary School was constructed. From that time until 1988, the Center School housed many town offices, including the Sturbridge Police Department. The adjacent Old Burying Ground was the town's first cemetery, and is the final resting place for many of the original settlers, including Experiance Deneson Wheelock, "the first Childe Born in this Town."

 
Erected by the Town of Sturbridge.
 
Location. 42° 6.472′ N, 72° 4.842′ W. Marker is in Sturbridge, Massachusetts, in Worcester County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (Massachusetts Route 131) and Haynes Street, on the right when traveling east on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 301 Main Street, Sturbridge MA 01566, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Old Burial Ground (a few steps from this marker); War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Lt. Charles J. Collins USAAC
The Former Center School and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 20, 2018
2. The Former Center School and Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Civil War Soldier's Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Revere Bell (within shouting distance of this marker); 1771 Publick House Historic Inn & Country Lodge (within shouting distance of this marker); Sturbridge Honor Roll War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); The Sturbridge Common (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sturbridge.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesEducationMan-Made FeaturesSettlements & Settlers
 
The Old Burial Ground image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
3. The Old Burial Ground
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 16, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 60 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 16, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on June 15, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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