Auburn School - Auburn, MO
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N 39° 07.564 W 090° 58.491
15S E 675057 N 4332719
Quick Description: The school was a rural school, and when that closed the Presbyterian church used it for their schooling.
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 7/29/2017 7:54:59 AM
Waymark Code: WMW9CQ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
Views: 2

Long Description:

County of school: Lincoln County
Location of school: Auburn Church Rd., just W. of Old Auburn Rd., next to Auburn Presbyterian Church, Auburn

"Auburn School:
" A rural elementary school in the eastern part of Union Township. Named for the village." ~ General Highway Map of Lincoln County, Missouri State Highway Department, 1964

"It had two churches -- Presbyterian and Colored Methodist, and an academy. Population, about 100 (1874)." ~ Campbell's Gazetteer of Missouri, 1874, Campbell, page 314

"A small village, ten miles north of Troy. It was laid out in April, 1838, on lands of Daniel Draper, Sr., and Philander Draper, on the east half of the southeast quarter of Section 2, Township 50 N, Range 1 W... In the early days Thacker Vivion had a cotton-gin near Auburn... For many years Auburn was a place of considerable business but since the railroads were completed through the county, it has declined, so that in 1888, it contained one general store and the post-office, kept by J.M. Terrell; a blacksmith shop by C. Teague; a Cumberland Presbyterian Church and a few residences. The 1888 physician was Dr. Joseph A. Knox... Auburn had about seventy-five inhabitants." ~ History of Lincoln County, 1888, Goodspeed, page 406

Original or Re-creation?: Original

Year the school first opened.: 1/1/1870

Year the school closed.: 1/1/1965

Is the schoolhouse still open as a school?: no

Mailing Address: 59 Auburn Church Rd, Elsberry, MO 63343

Does the school offer 19th century classroom reenactments or day camps?: no

Web Address (if available): Not listed

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