Building was a schoolhouse in Washington Township

When it comes to historic buildings, there are still quite a few of the old one-room schoolhouse buildings standing. A few of them have been converted to houses. Shown in the photo is one that may be used as a house now, though I’m not sure. It is on County Road 900 East in Kosciusko County, east of Pierceton and just north of U.S. Highway 30. It was once known as the Trump School in District 13 of Washington Township. Another name for the school was the Railroad School and also Galbreath School. The old Pennsylvania Railroad owned the tracks just south of the school when Highway 30 would not have been there. Yellowstone Conservation Club purchased the property in 1938 and used the building. A story is told in the book published a couple of years ago by the Kosciusko County Historical Society Library about one-room schoolhouses concerning a teacher named Bertha Eddy who taught at the school. She rode to school on a little hand-pump car owned by the Pennsylvania Railroad. I’ll post more about these old schoolhouses in the weeks coming.

KODAK Digital Still Camera

Former one-room schoolhouse in Washington Township, Kosciusko County


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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