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Historical Marker:

Charter Oak School


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Location:
The marker is located on Schuline Road (County Road 4) approximately 0.8 mile west of Schuline, Illinois.
Latitude:
38.0894
Longitude:
-89.7939
Dedication Date:
01/01/1970
Dedication By:
Randolph County Historical Society and The Illinois State Historical Society

Marker Description:
Charter Oak School is said to be the only octagonal one-room brick schoolhouse in Illinois. It was built in 1873, in accordance with a design suggested by Daniel Ling, a teacher of the Charter Oak School District. It served as a school until 1953. The octagonal shape utilizes daylight and offers wind resistance. The first school in the district was a log building, erected three years after the Illinois Free School Law was passed in 1845. This was succeeded in 1863 by a frame structure, in which Ling taught in 1872-1873.
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