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West Allis in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Old Honey Creek School Site

 
 
Old Honey Creek School Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul F, July 9, 2010
1. Old Honey Creek School Site Marker
Inscription. Honey Creek School, Greenfield Township, was built of logs, with a shake roof and puncheon floor, on land owned by Reuben Strong. William W. Johnson, the first teacher, helped to build the school, which opened in December 1843. Marion Johnson Cooper also taught. It was replaced by one of red brick in 1850. One of cream city brick, built in 1887, was used until 1923.
 
Erected 1972 by West Allis Historical Society. (Marker Number 100.)
 
Location. 43° 0.565′ N, 88° 1.039′ W. Marker is in West Allis, Wisconsin, in Milwaukee County. Marker is at the intersection of West National Avenue and South 84th Street, on the right when traveling east on West National Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Milwaukee WI 53227, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Honey Creek Settlement (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Wadhams Gas Station (approx. half a mile away); Wisconsin State Fair Park (approx. 0.7 miles away); Camp Harvey (approx. 0.7 miles away); President Abraham Lincoln (approx. 0.7 miles away);
Old Honey Creek School Site image. Click for full size.
By Paul F, July 9, 2010
2. Old Honey Creek School Site
Harrison Ludington Farm (approx. 1.8 miles away); Meadowmere (approx. 1.8 miles away); Wood National Cemetery Civil War Memorial (approx. 2.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Allis.
 
Regarding Old Honey Creek School Site. Wisconsin Registered Landmark #100, West Allis Landmark #1, and is now the home of the West Allis Historical Society and Museum.
 
Also see . . .  History of West Allis. The West Allis Historical Society offers the history of the area. (Submitted on July 15, 2010, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin.) 
 
Categories. EducationNotable Buildings
 
Milwaukee County Landmark and West Allis Landmark image. Click for full size.
By Paul F, July 9, 2010
3. Milwaukee County Landmark and West Allis Landmark
Old Honey Creek School Site image. Click for full size.
By Paul F, July 9, 2010
4. Old Honey Creek School Site
School with West Allis Historical Society sign.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 10, 2010, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 994 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 10, 2010, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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