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Near Benton in Elkhart County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Site Of The First School House In Elkhart County

 
 
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By Dave Zollinger, October 13, 2010
1. Site Of The First School House In Elkhart County Marker
Inscription. This stone marks the site of the first school house in Elkhart County built of oak logs in 1830
 
Erected 1931 by Elkhart County Teacher's Association.
 
Location. 41° 30.6′ N, 85° 46.833′ W. Marker is near Benton, Indiana, in Elkhart County. Marker is on County Road 44 one mile west of U.S. 33, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. From US 33 in Benton, IN, go west on County Road 44 to the intersection of County Road 44 and County Road 31. Continue west (straight) on CR 44 to the marker. The marker will be clearly visible on the south (left) side of the road, just west of the entrance to Jackson Cemetery. Total distance from US 33 is approximately 1 mile. Marker is in this post office area: Goshen IN 46526, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Jackson Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Five Medals Village (approx. 1.9 miles away); Wyland Brothers Landing (approx. 2 miles away); New Paris World War II Memorial (approx. 2.6 miles away); Waterford Elementary School (approx. 3.3 miles
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By Dave Zollinger, October 13, 2010
2. Site Of The First School House In Elkhart County Marker
Marker as viewed from the road.
away); A History of the Winona / Bethany Christian Schools (approx. 3 miles away); The Engines of the Winona (approx. 3.7 miles away); Violett Cemetery (approx. 3.8 miles away).
 
Categories. EducationSettlements & Settlers
 
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By Dave Zollinger, October 13, 2010
3. Site Of The First School House In Elkhart County Marker
View of marker looking east on County Road 44. Van on left is parked at entrance to Jackson Cemetery.
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By Duane Hall, October 25, 2011
4. Site Of The First School House In Elkhart County Marker
View to the southwest from Jackson Cemetery driveway
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 20, 2011, by Dave Zollinger of Goshen, Indiana. This page has been viewed 650 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 20, 2011, by Dave Zollinger of Goshen, Indiana.   4. submitted on January 20, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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