The Old Walnut Hill Schoolhouse

The Old Walnut Hill Schoolhouse (HM22LD)

Location: Bradley, AR 71826 Lafayette County
Country: United States of America
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N 33° 6.094', W 93° 39.58'

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The southern two-thirds of this building is one of the oldest, possibly the oldest structure in southern Lafayette County. The exact date it was built is not known, but it is known that the first children to study in it were born in the 1800s. Before being disassembled and reconstructed at Bradley, it stood two miles west of here in the northeast quadrant of the Walnut Hill crossroads, serving as Walnut Hill's main school building.

In 1842, Arkansas' first governor, James Sevier Conway moved into his new home , calling it "Walnut Hill" and established the post office with the same name. From that time until the end of the nineteenth century Walnut Hill was the social, trade and educational center for the area, but with the coming of the railroad, the new town of Bradley gradually became the center. By 1828, the Walnut Hill school had closed and its main building was relocated to Bradley to where it provided classrooms for grades one through four. Eventually, two rooms were added on the north side of the building, but the original structure in which so many Roane Township citizens began their formal education, remains as it was more than a century ago.
HM NumberHM22LD
Year Placed2017
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, November 6th, 2017 at 4:01pm PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)31N E 166021 N 0
Decimal Degrees33.10156667, -93.65966667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 6.094', W 93° 39.58'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 6' 5.64" N, 93° 39' 34.8" W
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Area Code(s)870
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 602 Old Ferry Rd, Bradley AR 71826, US
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