The One Room School House in Elizabethtown

Prior to the closure of the one room school house in the mid 1960’s the rural landscape of Elizabethtown was dotted with wood, stone and brick one room school houses. They served the needs of the families who lived near these schools. Some schools were located on the border with neighbouring townships and were shared schools, where the costs were divided between each township.

Children would walk or catch a ride to their school. They would fill the wood box and carry water into the school. There was a sense of purpose and belonging that is missing from today’s consolidated schools.

In our posts we have written what we know about each school in Elizabethtown and whenever possible added photos.

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