Friday, October 29, 2010

Will County History

Will County Townships used to be dotted with one-room schoolhouses.

For example, this 1909 plat of Manhattan Township maps the location of several one-room schoolhouses:

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1909 Plat Map of Manhattan Township, Will County, Illinois


Will County News was recently fortunate to be given a copy of a circa 1938 photo of a one-room schoolhouse in Manhattan Township.  It looks like this was a fairly small class.  I like the Will County Map hanging on the wall:

Will County One-Room Schoolhouse