Lily of the Valley #5 Schoolhouse, Cherokee, IA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member wildernessmama
N 42° 45.680 W 095° 31.950
15T E 292777 N 4737422
Quick Description: This historical one room school was built sometime in the late 1800’s and provided education for children near Moville, south of its present location.
Location: Iowa, United States
Date Posted: 1/13/2011 7:10:20 AM
Waymark Code: WMAGJ5
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Big B Bob
Views: 3

Long Description:
This historical one room school was built sometime in the late 1800’s and provided education for children near Moville, south of its present location. After it closed in 1956, it was moved to Copeland Park in Correctionville until floods threatened its safety. It now sits next to the Northwest AEA on the Hwy. 3 bypass in Cherokee and serves as a museum and living history center. Children may wish to participate in the occasionally scheduled classes to learn about their educational heritage.

The bell in the tower came from a local Cherokee county schoolhouse, and there is also a small privy on the grounds. The facility is handicap accessible.
Original or Re-creation?: Re-located Original

Year the school closed.: 6/1/1956

Is the schoolhouse still open as a school?: no

Address:
2020 Iowa Hwy 3
Cherokee, IA USA
51012


Does the school offer 19th century classroom reenactments or day camps?: yes

Year the school first opened.: Not listed

Web Address (if available): Not listed

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