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Malta in Morgan County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Rock Hollow School

 
 
Rock Hollow School Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 2, 2008
1. Rock Hollow School Marker
Inscription. Rock Hollow School was originally built in 1877 in a wooded ravine two miles south of Ringgold, Union Township, and housed classes for fifty-seven years. The first class was held in November 1877, with John D. Davis of Ringgold teaching. Grades one through eight were taught in this one-room building, with an enrollment average of twenty to twenty-five pupils. The school closed in 1934 and sold in 1937 to Hettie Woodward, a former student and teacher at Rock Hollow School. In 1980, the heirs of the late Hettie Woodward donated the school to the Morgan County Historical Society for preservation. Fearing vandalism due to its remote location, the historical society relocated the building to its present site in Malta in 1991. The building was disassembled and rebuilt in exact original condition. Rock Hollow School was officially rededicated on November 1, 1992.
 
Erected 2006 by Morgan County Historical Society and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 17-58.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 39° 38.968′ N, 81° 51.753′ W. Marker is in Malta, Ohio, in Morgan County. Marker is at the intersection
Rock Hollow School and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 2, 2008
2. Rock Hollow School and Marker
of Main Street and 5th Street, on the right when traveling south on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Malta OH 43758, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Morgan County Dungeon (a few steps from this marker); Malta Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Joseph Bailey / Jeremiah Rusk (within shouting distance of this marker); Otho French Strahl (within shouting distance of this marker); This Boulder (within shouting distance of this marker); J. Frank Demster Memorial Park (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Goins Field (approx. 0.2 miles away); Stewart "Stu" Stevens (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Malta.
 
Categories. Education
 
Rock Hollow School and Marker (far right) image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 2, 2008
3. Rock Hollow School and Marker (far right)
Morgan County Dungeon and Marker at left rear.
Rock Hollow School Outhouses image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 2, 2008
4. Rock Hollow School Outhouses
Malta School Bell image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 2, 2008
5. Malta School Bell
Bell made by Buckeye Bell Foundry, Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1900. Morgan County Dungeon and Marker in background.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 7, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 716 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 7, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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