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Site of Jacobs School #143

 
 
Site of Jacobs School #143 Marker image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, December 8, 2007
1. Site of Jacobs School #143 Marker
Inscription. In 1863 the Sussex County Levy Court formally approved the creation of a new school district to serve the needs of local citizens. A frame schoolhouse was constructed on this site on land provided by Thomas Jacobs. Measuring twenty feet in width and thirty-two feet in length, this was a one-room school with a single teacher who was responsible for teaching all students in grades 1-6. Classes were conducted at this location until 1917, when road improvements led to the movement of the building to a site one-third a mile northwest. The school was then expanded and renovated. Jacobs School #143 was closed following the consolidation of the district with Bridgeville District #90 in 1929.
 
Erected 2005 by Delaware Public Archives. (Marker Number SC-132.)
 
Location. 38° 43.254′ N, 75° 35.163′ W. Marker is in Bridgeville, Delaware, in Sussex County. Marker is on Seashore Highway (Delaware Route 404) 0.2 miles east of Sussex Highway (U.S. 13), on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bridgeville DE 19933, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Edward Redfield ( approx. 1.7 miles away); Bridgeville, Delaware
Site of Jacobs School #143 Marker, looking west along Route 404 image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 17, 2011
2. Site of Jacobs School #143 Marker, looking west along Route 404
( approx. 1.8 miles away); Seaford Hundred ( approx. 1.8 miles away); Sudler House ( approx. 1.9 miles away); Hearn's Pond ( approx. 2.9 miles away); Cannon-Maston House ( approx. 4.1 miles away); Chaplain's Chapel United Methodist Church ( approx. 4.4 miles away); Slave Quarter ( approx. 4.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bridgeville.
 
Categories. 20th CenturyEducation
 
Site of Jacobs School #143 Marker looking east image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 17, 2011
3. Site of Jacobs School #143 Marker looking east
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 5, 2008, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,319 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on January 5, 2008, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.   2, 3. submitted on October 30, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
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