Baldwin Mills School - Royalton, WI, USA
Posted by: REUAHNESIE
N 44° 23.272 W 088° 57.671
16T E 343791 N 4916824
Quick Description: Baldwin Mills School is located at the intersection of Baldwin Road and Big Lake Road in the Baldwin Mills community in the western part of the township of Royalton in Waupaca County.
Location: Wisconsin, United States
Date Posted: 3/30/2012 3:41:53 PM
Waymark Code: WME3Q7
Baldwin Mills was once a small hamlet consisting of a sawmill, store, creamery, church, post office, and a few residences. The church, school cemetery and a few residences are all that is remains of the old ghost town. District No. 2 of Royalton Township was laid out in 1855. On May 6, 1856 Charles and Elizabeth Calkins granted to the district No. 2 one half acre in Royalton Township for $1. The first one-room schoolhouse was built in 1856 and used until they built a new and larger one-room schoolhouse in 1882.
The saw mill brought families to the community. By 1908 the enrollment was so large that the building was remodeled and the school became a State Graded School with two rooms. After the area was logged, the timber industry slowed down, and the population of the community diminished. By the 1920s the school had only enough pupils to operate one room.
In 1965 Baldwin Mills District consolidated with the Weyauwega-Fremont School District. The school closed on June 23 1965.
N4099 Baldwin Road
Royalton, WI USA
Web Site: Not listed
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