Higgerson School - New Madrid, Missouri
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions
N 36° 35.120 W 089° 31.624
16S E 273915 N 4051846
Quick Description: This relocated white one-room schoolhouse is located at 307 Main Street in New Madrid, Missouri. The marker is on the left side of the stairs.
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 4/21/2018 8:55:57 PM
Waymark Code: WMY4T8
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
Views: 2

Long Description:
Text of Marker on front of Building:
"Higgerson School
Established in 1930 near
Higgerson Landing on land
purchased from John E. "Eddie" Higgerson.
Floated from its piers in 1937.
Destroyed by fire in 1940
and replaced with this building.
The school closed in 1967.
Moved to this site June 10, 1997.
Dedicated as an historic site June 13, 1998."

This has been dedicated as a Country School Association of America Landmark.

This relocated white one-room schoolhouse is located at 307 Main Street. The gift shop across the street offers tours and admission is charged for entry inside - I took my pictures from outside the fence with no issues. There is no playground equipment, however, there is both a boys and a girls outhouse.

From New Madrid, Missouri Tourist Information website - (visit link) :
"Restored to the one-room school that operated at Higgerson Landing in 1948, the Higgerson School is a window to the educational practices that shaped and served rural America from the early 19th century.

Experience the typical school day of youngsters attending all eight grades in one room with one teacher. Relive the days of playing "Wolf Over and River" and “Caterpillars," a trip to the outdoor facility and crossing the fence on the stile."
History of Mark:
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