Clarksburg Schoolhouse

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Clarksburg Schoolhouse
Clarksburg Schoolhouse.jpg
Clarksburg Schoolhouse is located in Illinois
Clarksburg Schoolhouse
Clarksburg Schoolhouse is located in the United States
Clarksburg Schoolhouse
LocationClarksburg Rd. 1 mi. E of Cty Rd. 800 N/2025 E, Clarksburg, Illinois
Coordinates39°19′56″N 88°44′59″W / 39.33222°N 88.74972°W / 39.33222; -88.74972Coordinates: 39°19′56″N 88°44′59″W / 39.33222°N 88.74972°W / 39.33222; -88.74972
Area1 acre (0.40 ha)
NRHP reference #00000952[1]
Added to NRHPJanuary 25, 2001

The Clarksburg Schoolhouse was a historic school building located on Clarksburg Road in Clarksburg, Illinois. The school opened circa 1892 and was originally known as Bethel School; it changed its name following the growth of Clarksburg in the ensuing years. The school served as Clarksburg's public primary school for children in the first through eighth grades; students from the school continued their education at Shelbyville's high school. After the school merged into Shelbyville's district in the 1960s, the building became a community center for Clarksburg Township; it served in this capacity until 1998. The building was the only surviving community schoolhouse in the area.[2]

The schoolhouse was added to the National Register of Historic Places on January 25, 2001.[1]

The schoolhouse was demolished and burned by arsonist's without notice in March 2018. See photos from July 2017 and photos of it burning in March 2018 here:


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ Gregg, Darrell (March 24, 2000). "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Clarksburg Schoolhouse" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved March 13, 2014.