1897 Enumeration for School Purposes

Transcribed by Martha Bushong

Early schools of Noble County were located about two miles apart, each way, making nine in a congressional township. A congressional township was six miles square. Beginning in the northeast corner of the township, schools were numbered beginning with number one, then going across and back until number nine was located in the southwest corner. However, lakes, rivers, and other obstacles often prevented this ideal arrangement. Often times a man with a large family built a school house on his own land for his and his neighbor's children. The trustees would then take over the maintenance of the school and supply a teacher. For that reason, some townships had more than nine schools.

Elkhart Township

District One District Two District Three District Four District Five
District Six District Seven District Eight District Nine District Ten

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