Flatwood Schoolhouse

Flatwood Schoolhouse (HMPLN)

Location: West Mansfield, OH 43358 Logan County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 24.334', W 83° 32.775'

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Descendants of slaves, who may have reached Ohio through the Underground Railroad, and other African Americans, formed the community of Flatwoods in the southwest part of Bokescreek Township. This one-room schoolhouse was built circa 1868 for African American children of Flatwoods and remained open until 1923. Remnants of past lessons remain inscribed on the chalkboard. The schoolhouse was threatened with demolition in 1999 and later moved to Veteran's Park. The Logan County Historical Society owns and maintains the site as a living history museum.
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HM NumberHMPLN
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
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Marker Number7-46
Year Placed2002
Placed ByOhio Bicentennial Commission, The Longaberger Company, Logan County Commissioners, Bellefontaine Middle School Sixth-Grade Enrichment Class, and The Ohio Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 17th, 2014 at 5:22am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 283932 N 4475885
Decimal Degrees40.40556667, -83.54625000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 24.334', W 83° 32.775'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 24' 20.04" N, 83° 32' 46.50" W
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Area Code(s)937
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 300-382 Co Hwy 142, West Mansfield OH 43358, US
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