Erie County (PA) Genealogy
Schools of Greenfield Township
Contributed by Larry Sugden
To the early residents of Greenfield Township, education was as important as religion. From the earliest records, there appears to have been more schools than churches. More than a few of the early congregations met in schoolhouses long before they had churches. Although our founding fathers declared that "a school or schools shall be established in each county," it wasn't until around 1835 that a public school system was passed into law.
I'd like to extend a very special THANK YOU to Ruby Kimball, of the Hornby School Restoration Society. Most of the detailed information on the individual schools came from original documents that are owned by the Society. With Ruby's help, I was able to scan many of them so that they are digitally preserved on this web site. Included are teachers' names and photos, Board of Education members, and class lists. To see these documents, click on the highlighted school name. I will add more as time permits. Other information has been extracted from the Bates 1884 History of Erie County that is included as a part of the Erie Co (PA) Genealogy Web site.
If you have information about a school in the township, please email me.
|?||east of Miller School||1816||A. Young|
|?||eastern part of township||before 1816||John Griswold, William Leonard, George Selkregg, Miss Phillips, Miss Mary A. Platt|
|Station School||Colt's Station||1820||Porter Rogers, Lorenzo Rogers, Asa Hall, Maude Mitchell|
& North East-Wattsburg Rds.
North East - Wattsburg Rd.
|1884||Maggie T. Donlon, Lola Farnsworth, Bertha C. Cole, Clyde L. Carnahan, M.J. Pellor|
|Miller School||Greenfield village||1876||Mary O. Davies, Mattie A. Morgan|
|Parmenter School||near North East line||1884|
Waterford & Wildman Rds.
|1884||Hazel C. Raymond|
near Greene Twp, line
|Prindle School||on road to Harbor Creek||1884||Mary O. Davies, Clyde Carnahan, George E. Wilkinson, John Prindle, Anna Prindle, Mary D. Orton|
|Shadduck School||Colt's Station Rd. west of Shadduck's Corners (Hornby)||1884||James G. Morgan|
Calkins Rd & Route 89
|1896||Dayton Carnahan, Charles W. Cardot, Anna M. Causgrove, Kittie Morgan|
|Greenfield High School|
This page was last updated on Sunday, May 26, 2002.
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