Near Anna in Shelby County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Wenger One Room School
Dinsmore District #4
The first hewed log and framed one room school building was soon constructed, and 56 children began attending the Dinsmore Township District No. 4 in 1866. In 1870 the Dinsmore Township School Board abolished the segregation, and in 1875 closed the school for African American children. The brick one room school was built in 1887. The Dinsmore Township School No. 4 educated students from 1866 – 1925 (59 years). On September 28, 1926 the Botkins Special School District sold the school house to John Wenger for $200. On April 22, 2010,
Erected 2013 by Eugene P. Elsass Family, Richard E. Elsas Family Norman W. Elsass Family, Mary Jo (Elsaas) Raberding Family, The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 4-75.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
Location. 40° 25.43′ N, 84° 12.812′ W. Marker is near Anna, Ohio, in Shelby County. Marker is on Amsterdam Road (County Route 52) half a mile west of Wenger Road (County Route 50), on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. from I-75, exit west on St Rt 274, 2 miles to Wenger Road, then left or south one mile to Amsterdam Road, then right or west ½ mile, school is on left. Marker is at or near this postal address: 11385 Amsterdam Rd, Anna OH 45302, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rumley (approx. 1.7 miles away); Lois Lenski (approx. 2.6 miles away); John W. Carey (approx. 2.8 miles away); The Site of the St. Jacob Lutheran Church and Cemetery St. Patrick Catholic Church (approx. 5.4 miles away); Sts. Peter and Paul Church (approx. 5.7 miles away); Korn Field Airport (approx. 6.8 miles away); New Knoxville: The Ladbergen Kinship (approx. 7.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Anna.
Regarding Wenger One Room School. text of marker mentions African American school, I will post another page, regarding that school
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