Schoolhouse (HMWK3)

Location: West Branch, IA 52358 Cedar County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 40.225', W 91° 20.843'

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The early settlers of West Branch had a strong regard for education, and in 1853 they built this school. It was used not only as a school but as a place of worship for the members of the Society of Friends. Originally the building housed all of the West Branch students, but by the time Herbert Hoover's older brother Theodore was registered here, enrollment had increased and it was used only as a classroom for the primary students. Increasing membership in the Society of Friends also necessitated the building of a larger meetinghouse in 1857.
HM NumberHMWK3
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Date Added Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 at 6:12pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15T E 637572 N 4614503
Decimal Degrees41.67041667, -91.34738333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 40.225', W 91° 20.843'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 40' 13.50" N, 91° 20' 50.58" W
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Area Code(s)319
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 116 Poplar St, West Branch IA 52358, US
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