This photo appeared in the August 24, 1898 Stillwater Gazette (weekly edition), part of the "Our County Public Schools Series" column. (See that issue for a detailed history of the school district up to that time.)

This photo appeared in the August 24, 1898 Stillwater Gazette (weekly edition), part of the “Our County Public Schools Series” column. (See that issue for a detailed history of the school district up to that time.)

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Jackman District No. 8, Stillwater Township
DISTRICT FORMED 1861
YEARS SCHOOLS BUILT About 1861; post-1898
GENERAL LOCATION Southern edge of Stillwater Township
MODERN ADDRESS Westbound lane of Highway¬†36, in front of what used to be Hardee’s Restaurant
DISTRICT BOUNDARIES Originally included Stillwater students that lived west of Greeley Street, but after the Greeley (or Western Row) School was built in the 1870s, the students then came from Stillwater and Baytown townships.
DISPOSITION Razed
NOTES
  • The land for the school was donated by Henry A. Jackman and was located on a hill overlooking Jackman Pond, which has shrunk over the years following various road and building constructions. The school first opened with 65 students, but when Stillwater Special District No. 9 changed the boundaries, the number was down to 18 students when the above 1898 photo was taken. The post-1898 school pictured below was vandalized after it was closed in the early 1950s. Electricity and indoor running water was added to the school over the years, but outhouses were still in use up until it closed. It was razed for construction of Trunk Highway 36 in the late 1950s.
  • During the first term taught at the school, there were 65 students enrolled. In 1897, there were 19 students.
  • Consolidated into Stillwater district in 1950s.

Known Teachers

Known Teachers: Lucy Lowell
Addie Cornman
Maggie McGrath
Sarah Butts
Mrs. E. G. Butts
Mrs. M. E. Pease
W. A. Boxwell
Alice Hamilton
Lizzie Mackey
Alice Jackman
Celia Mackey
Mrs. M. E. Jenness
A. H. Wilcox
Sarah O’Brien
Mrs. Richard Gray
Belle Swanson
Edna Chase
Gratia Mower
1897: Allie Clarke

 

Jackman School in circa 1952.

Jackman School in circa 1952.