First Hex School in Benton Township

One room schoolhouses once dotted the landscape every few miles. They were under the administration of each township. Some of these old buildings still stand, such as the site of the first Hex School in Benton Township, Elkhart County. The brick building built in 1895 is on the southeast corner of US 6 and County Road 35. It closed at the end of the 1921-22 school year and then a new Hex School was built to the north on CR 35.



About historynut11

My name is Tim Ashley and I am a newspaper editor/reporter/photographer in Milford, Indiana, and live in nearby Goshen, Indiana. A deeply held and sincere passion of mine is history and learning from the past. I enjoy a wide variety of history topics, but particularly local history, noted American highways (Lincoln Highway and Route 66), railroad history and the Civil War. I believe we can learn much from the past and that past shapes who we are today. I also enjoy visiting museums and historical sites, as well as taking photos of remnants from the past still standing.
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