Collins School

Collins School (HM94U)

Location: Xenia, OH 45385 Greene County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 45.961', W 83° 56.882'

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In 1854, Samuel and Rebecca McClellan Collins deeded 1.28 acres to Beavercreek Township, Greene County, for the purpose of building a schoolhouse. The first two schoolhouses were constructed of stone with fireplaces for heat. Collins neighborhood children in first through eighth grade were educated in the present red brick building until 1944, when decreased enrollment forced Xenia Township to close the school. Virgil and Helen Bryson Brantley, great-granddaughter of Samuel and Rebecca Collins, purchased the school property in 1982 and began the restoration of the vandalized and deteriorated schoolhouse. The pony/coal shed and privies were rebuilt on their foundations.

[Marker reverse]:
The Brantleys enlisted two teachers to research and organize a curriculum of rural education. On August 30, 1986, Collins School was formally "re-dedicated for the purpose of education." That fall, students from area schools were invited to experience a day of "readin', ritin' and 'rithmetic" as it would have taken place in the late 1800s. Each year, nearly 2,400 children and adults enjoy this opportunity led by the Collins' teachers. The students learn citizenship and history, recite from McGuffey Readers, practice on slates, and play old-fashioned games in the school yard as part of their day of "living history."
Details
HM NumberHM94U
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
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Marker Number11-29
Year Placed2003
Placed ByCollins School, Inc., and The Ohio Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 at 4:25am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 247479 N 4405945
Decimal Degrees39.76601667, -83.94803333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 45.961', W 83° 56.882'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 45' 57.66" N, 83° 56' 52.92" W
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Area Code(s)937
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2810 W Enon Rd, Xenia OH 45385, US
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