ORIGINS

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

Monday, May 2, 2011

Fairview #2, Corley

South of Harlan, on US59, is the Harlan Municipal Airport.  At the south side of this airport is County Route F58.  About 1/10 mile east of US59 is this school, now used as a house.

There is actually a little community called Corely.  The school was built ca.1880 and used until 1958.  The first photo is as seen from the Harlan Airport.
Photographed 4/28/11

2 comments:

Eliza Newland said...

Hi! I'm doing genealogy research and am learning that my great-great grandmother was a traveling school teacher near Harlan from around 1890 until 1895. Do you know if there are any records of school teachers in the area and where I might have luck finding them?

Glenn E. Chatfield said...

Hi Eliza,

No, I have no clue. However, the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls has been assembling a massive archive of everything about country schools. You might try contacting them.