Norris School

Norris School (HMGNG)

Location: Bakersfield, CA 93301 Kern County
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N 35° 23.565', W 119° 1.311'

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One-room school houses dotted the rural Western landscape to serve sparse populations before the automobile made transportation to towns faster and easier.

This one-room school was built in 1882 north of the town of Rosedale on land donated by local farmer Robert T. Norris. Cora Petty was the first teacher employed to educate students ranging from the first to eighth grade.

A new, larger school was built for students residing in the growing Norris district, and in 1914 this building was moved to the Rosedale Ranch and used for storing grain.

The Kern County Land Company donated this school house to the museum in 1958.
Series This marker is part of the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West series
Placed ByMain Marker by the Kern County Museum. Dedication plaque by the Native Sons of the Golden West
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Date Added Thursday, September 4th, 2014 at 12:24am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 316376 N 3918475
Decimal Degrees35.39275000, -119.02185000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 23.565', W 119° 1.311'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 23' 33.90" N, 119° 1' 18.66" W
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Area Code(s)805, 661, 310
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3505 Chester Ave, Bakersfield CA 93301, US
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