An Old One Room Schoolhouse Opened to the Public

The Fair Hill Natural Resource Center opened one of Cecil County’s surviving one room schools to the public Saturday.  Located in the center of the state park, the structure was restored by the Elk Creeks Preservation Society about a decade ago.

Built about 1830, the fieldstone schoolhouse predates the establishment of the county school system in 1850.  It was a subscription school, a place built by local residents to educate their children but in 1852 Center School was incorporated into the county system.  Classes were held here until it closed about 1920.

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The restored Center School on a Saturday in October and (below) the school in 1962.

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2 responses to “An Old One Room Schoolhouse Opened to the Public

  1. The lone living schoolboy still lives in the Elkton area. Leroy Scott was the guest of honor at the ceremony held a year ago by the Park Service at the reopening of the school.

  2. Scotty: Thats wonderful. Did he enjoy going back? That must’ve been a great experience.

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