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Near Cross Plains in Dane County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Kerl School

(Dist. No. 6)

 
 
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By William J. Toman, April 23, 2011
1. Kerl School Marker
Inscription. Land for the Kerl School was donated by Otto Kerl, farmer and homeopathic practitioner. The school was built of native limestone by John Miller for $325 and opened in 1874. Early teachers earned $25 to $30 per month. From 1887 to 1907, there were two terms, the first lasting two months starting in April and a second term lasting five months starting in November. After 1907, a single term lasted eight to nine months. The school closed in 1954.
 
Erected 2009 by the Kerl family and the Cross Plains-Berry Historical Society.
 
Location. 43° 8.271′ N, 89° 39.344′ W. Marker is near Cross Plains, Wisconsin, in Dane County. Marker is at the intersection of Otto Kerl Road and County Highway KP, on the right when traveling south on Otto Kerl Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cross Plains WI 53528, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Plain Good Building of Cross Plains (approx. 1.7 miles away); Festge Park (approx. 2 miles away); Haney's Tavern (approx. 2.1 miles away); Indian Lake Passage (approx. 3.7 miles away); Indian Lake
Kerl School Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, April 23, 2011
2. Kerl School Marker
(approx. 4 miles away); St. Mary of the Oaks (approx. 4 miles away); Patrons' Mercantile Co-op (approx. 4.7 miles away); Old Halfway Prairie (approx. 5.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cross Plains.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. These are marker pages referencing Dane County one-room schoolhouses.
 
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Kerl School image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, April 23, 2011
3. Kerl School
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 25, 2011, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 486 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 25, 2011, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.
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