Cooper School

Cooper School (HMMMM)

Location: Westland, MI 48185 Wayne County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 20.977', W 83° 19.427'

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The first Cooper School, known officially as Nankin District No. 1 School, was built around 1837 on a farm owned by Gilbert Cooper at the southwest corner of present-day Ann Arbor Trail and Middlebelt Road. The Coopers were Nankin Township pioneers who owned a grist mill on the Rouge River. Cooper School became Fractional No. 1 of Nankin and Livonia in 1849. In 1865 the district built a one-room school on land leased from Cooper's son Loren. It was replaced in 1938 with a brick structure, which was annexed to the Livonia Public Schools in 1957. A fourth school, built in 1966 across the road from here, closed in June 1991 due to growing concern about the school's location on a landfill. In September 1991 the former Whittier Junior High School reopened as the fifth Cooper School.
Series This marker is part of the Michigan: Michigan Historical Commission series
Marker NumberL1578
Year Placed1999
Placed ByMichigan Historical Center, Michigan Department of State
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 11th, 2014 at 6:18pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 308601 N 4691210
Decimal Degrees42.34961667, -83.32378333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 20.977', W 83° 19.427'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 20' 58.62" N, 83° 19' 25.62" W
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Area Code(s)313, 734, 586
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 28332-28334 Ann Arbor Trail, Westland MI 48185, US
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