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Harrison Township Outlying Schools

According to information in The History of the Lower Scioto Valley, published in 1884, page 390, "In 1806, the first school house in Harrison Township was built.  It was about 16 feet square, of rough logs, with puncheon floor, and seats made of half logs with the flat sides up, with four legs made of oak pins.  The windows were made by leaving out a log on each side of the house, which space was filled with greased paper.  The room was heated by a large fireplace, the chimney was of sticks plastered with mud.  The first teacher was Robert Finley."

The book entitled A History of Scioto County, Ohio, page 380, published by Nelson W. Evans in 1904, states that "the present school system was organized in 1853.  There were eight sub-districts with a larger attendance than at present, although the number of districts if greater and the population more numerous now.  The value of the school property is about $5,000.  The schools and teachers are nine in number.  Each of the schools from No. 1 to 9 is conducted for six months and the teacher paid $30.00 per month. "

Harrison Township Schools in 1883 

Harrison Township Schools in 1903 

Harrison Township Schools in 1913 
Click here for a 1913 map. 

 Bennett Schoolhouse Bennett Schoolhouse Bennett Schoolhouse
 Glades Glades Glades
 Mead Mead Meade
 Bonser Run Bonser Run Bonser Run
 Harrison Mills Harrison Mills Harrison Mills
 Tickridge Tick Ridge Tick Ridge
 Harrison Furnace Harrison Furnace Harrison Furnace
 Warner - (AKA Batterson, Sunshine) Sunshine Sunshine
 Harrisonville - (Organized in 1878) Harrisonville Harrisonville
   Swauger Valley

The schools in Harrison Township changed locations and names throughout the years.  For details, click on the school names below:



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