I grew up in a small Ohio town, and I rode the school bus from 1st through 12th grades. My bus ride always included a country road on which every school day we saw a one-room brick school house. (SW corner of Stine Rd and Enon-Xenia Pike). As the years went by, I watched this wonderful, familiar friend fall apart. After I married, the school really began to deteriorate. Every time we visited the area I would want to take a photo of the school, but never did. Finally, when we went specifically for the task, the school was gone. It was a huge loss for me and, since that time, whenever we pass a one-room school, it is a joy to stop to take a picture or two. Thus, our collection here, and the one with schools in other states. Jill :oD

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Melpine School

On September 1, 2004, we drove down to Wildcat Den State park near Muscatine, so as to tour the area and hike the woods.  At the park was this school, the Melpine School, built in 1877.  It was moved to the park in 1969 and restored, but not open the day we were there.

The school was originally located about 4 miles north of its present location, on Martz Rd (Lane?), and closed in 1964.

The following photos were taken on 8/1/18:


Anonymous said...

My. families' graves are in the Melpine Cemetery, which is four miles south and one mile east from the Wahkonsa Country Club between Wilton and Durant...and just a few miles north and a couple of. Iled or so west from Wildcat Den. There had previously been a Melpine Presbyterian church at the same white gravel crossroads. I think the origin of ' Melpine' has to do with the Pine River. Does it perhaps travelmon down to Or near to Wildcat Den...hence the same name? John McClean

Glenn E. Chatfield said...

I think the river at the Mill is Pine River.