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Colebrook in Litchfield County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
 

The Rock School

 
 
The Rock School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 8, 2010
1. The Rock School Marker
Inscription.
The Rock School
1779
Originally located in front of its large namesake boulder across the road, it was moved to its present location in 1971.
Used from 1779 until 1911, it had several different names as school districts were added to the growing town.
To our knowledge, this is the only colonial schoolhouse in Connecticut never to have been modernized. The Rock School has never had electricity or running water. It is an active museum, owned and operated by the Colebrook Historical Society. It is open to the public, and is used as a learning tool by Colebrook school children.
The Colebrook Historical Society
 
Location. 42° 0.43′ N, 73° 6.438′ W. Marker is in Colebrook, Connecticut, in Litchfield County. Marker is at the intersection of Colebrook Road and Bunnell Street, on the right when traveling north on Colebrook Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Colebrook CT 06021, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Colebrook (approx. 1.4 miles away); Colebrook Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.4 miles away); Hale Barn and Trail (approx. 1.9 miles away); Mills - Emerson House
The Rock School and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 8, 2010
2. The Rock School and Marker
(approx. 4.8 miles away); Norfolk Veterans Monument (approx. 4.9 miles away); Norfolk Soldiers Monument (approx. 4.9 miles away); The Norfolk Academy (approx. 4.9 miles away); Norfolk (approx. 4.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Colebrook.
 
Also see . . .  History of the Rock School. (Submitted on April 22, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
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The Rock School image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 8, 2010
3. The Rock School
The Boulder image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 8, 2010
4. The Boulder
The Rock School house was located in front of this boulder until 1971.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 22, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 624 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 22, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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