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Springfield in Greene County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

First School-House in Greene County

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., February 12, 2011
1. First School-House in Greene County Marker
Inscription.
225 feet south of this spot the first school-house in Greene County was built by pioneers 1831. Small cabin, logs cut out for window and door openings. No shutter, door or chimney. Dirt floor. Three-legged benches. First teacher, Joseph Rountree. Puplis from Rountree, Miller, Fulbright and Weaver families.
 
Erected 1921 by University Club. (Marker Number 6.)
 
Location. 37° 12.259′ N, 93° 19.024′ W. Marker is in Springfield, Missouri, in Greene County. Marker is on Mount Vernon Street near Wabash Avenue, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1821 Mount Vernon Street, Springfield MO 65802, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Zagonyi's Charge (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Cabin in Springfield (approx. 0.6 miles away); Battle of Springfield (approx. 1.2 miles away); Kickapoo Indian Village (approx. 1.4 miles away); Butterfield Overland Stage (approx. 1.4 miles away); The Landers Theatre (approx. 1.5 miles away); First Post Office in Springfield (approx. 1.5 miles away); Wilshire Apartments (approx. 1.5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Springfield.
 
More about this marker.
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By William Fischer, Jr., February 12, 2011
2. First School-House in Greene County Marker
Marker is engraved number "IV" when it should have been inscribed "VI"
 
Also see . . .  First School in Greene County. (Submitted on June 2, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. EducationSettlements & Settlers
 
First School-House in Greene County Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 12, 2011
3. First School-House in Greene County Marker
Should read "VI" and not "IV"
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 2, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 426 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 2, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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