Sign commemorates former Jefferson Township School

According to Dean Garber’s book about one-room schools in Elkhart County, construction began in 1928 on a two-story building on the northwest corner of State Road 15 and County Road 20 in Jefferson Township, Elkhart County. By 1929, Jefferson Township elementary and high school was finished. As was so typical of many schools built then, there was a stage on one end of a small gym. Those gyms would not usually meet the needs of today’s schools, but they all seemed to have something different or unique about them. This school no longer stands, but is now remembered by this marker. There is a Jefferson Elementary School nearby that is part of the Middlebury school system. In 1964 the township schools of Middlebury, Jefferson and York consolidated to form what is now the Middlebury school system. Jefferson Elementary students will eventually attend Northridge High School.

Site of former Jefferson Township School building

Site of former Jefferson Township School building


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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