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Hartford School -- Elk County

The Kansas Heritage Server would like to thank Pamela D. Niles (p2niles@sktc.net) for contributing this information.

Also: a one-room limestone schoolhouse in northeast Elk County. It is located about 5 miles north of the Longton Cemetery on Busby Road aka Longton Cemetery Road. It is the "Hartford School" built by stonemason Charles Reed, a Swedish immigrant. School Name and builder are engraved on the stone plaque on its west peak wall. On the plat it is "School No. 9". Longton Twp Sec 23. It is deeded adjacent to the C. Sterling property. The building is standing but the roof and a partial south side wall has collapsed. Reed was an assistant to Gust Anderson in the 1870s and he went on to build several cut-sandstone homes and barns in the area before "moving on" to location unknown by 1900.

Monday, March 24, 2003 4:40 PM

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