Schools: Rock Township

Rock County, Wisconsin

According to the 1873 atlas for Rock County, there were seven rural schools in Rock Township; according
to the 1917 atlas for Rock County, there were nine rural schools in Rock Township.
There is an 1867 photo of the students of Afton school online, courtesy of Peggy. This photo includes
among the students David Samuel LORD. We are guessing that the picture also includes Peggy's great grandfather James Henry BOLTE, born in 1854, and his younger siblings, John Frederick BOLTE and Mary BOLTE. If you have any further information about this photograph, the students, or the school, please contact the county coordinator or the submitter, Peggy.
The location and current status of these school buildings is given below (using the modern road names).
The numbers given to each school are mine and not district numbers.

School

Location

Maps

Today

name unknown #1
Sect. 6 - Hwy. 11 - just east of Kessler Rd.
1917 ?
Hayner
Sect. 9 - Hanover & Hayner Rds. - SW corner of intersection
1873; 1917 ?
name unknown #2
Sect. 10 - S. River Rd. & W. State St. (now in city of Janesville)
1873; 1917 ?
River Valley
Sect. 11 - S. Willard & Kellogg Aves. - NW corner of intersection;
in Janesville city limits after 1954
----- private residence?
name unknown #3
Sect. 14 - Avalon Rd. & Hwy. 51 - SW corner of intersection
1873; 1917 ?
name unknown #4
Sect. 17 - Tripp & Murray Rds. - NE corner of intersection
1873; 1917 ?
Happy Hollow
Sect. 25 - Hwy. 51 - at west side of intersection with Sunny Lane
1873; 1917 ?
Afton
Sect. 21 - Eau Claire Rd. - just west of County D
1873 ?
Sect. 28 - County D (Afton Rd.) - just north of 7th St., Afton
1917 ?
name unknown #5
Sect. 32 - W. Plymouth Church Rd. - just wst of Baker Rd.
1873; 1917 ?
name unknown #6
Sect. 35 - B-R Townline Rd. (Beloit-Rock Townline) - just east of
Duggan Rd.
1917 ?

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