Clarksburg Schoolhouse

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Clarksburg Schoolhouse
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Clarksburg Schoolhouse is located in Illinois
Clarksburg Schoolhouse
Clarksburg Schoolhouse is located in the US
Clarksburg Schoolhouse
Location Clarksburg Rd. 1 mi. E of Cty Rd. 800 N/2025 E, Clarksburg, Illinois
Coordinates 39°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
Area 1 acre (0.40 ha)
NRHP reference # 00000952[1]
Added to NRHP January 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 of 2018. See photos from July 2017 and photos of it burning in March 2018 here: http://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2018/03/illinois-last-known-two-room-wooden-schoolhouse-goes-up-in-flames/

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