Bacon District Schoolhouse - Southbridge, MA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie
N 42° 02.269 W 072° 00.745
18T E 747289 N 4658294
Quick Description: This building, now used as a residence, is one of three surviving district schoolhouses. An earlier schoolhouse had been built on the site in 1795 but was replaced by the current structure c. 1850.
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 1/18/2021 12:55:45 PM
Waymark Code: WM13NXE
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member pmaupin
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Long Description:
This building, now used as a residence, is one of three surviving district schoolhouses. An earlier schoolhouse had been built on the site in 1795 but was replaced by the current structure c. 1850. The school was part of the Bacon District, an area first settled in the mid-18th century by members of the Morse, Freeman, Pratt, and Bacon families. It was not uncommon in Southbridge to have family districts, that is, small self contained settlements in outlying areas. The Bacon District is a particularly well developed example; along with the school, the area once had a tavern and the cemetery is still extant. Families here farmed and later added lumbering as a means of support.

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906 North Woodstock Rd
Southbridge, MA


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