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Help map New Jersey (and surrounding areas) Historic Schoolhouses! It’s growing everyday – and it’s FREE.

Here is one example of the interior of a one room schoolhouse

A great new mapping effort. We’re looking for people to post information regarding any old one room type schoolhouses that you know of in and around New Jersey.

Using Google Maps in a collaborative effort, it is the intention to create a workable map whereby all historic schoolhouse preservation efforts, program efforts, and build an online network of New Jersey historic schoolhouses.

If you know about a school, please feel free to post a comment to the blog. Feel free to reach out to others via the comment section as well. You can also feel free to post or update a location on the map directly. We’re busy posting as many of the schoolhouses that we know and hope it continues to grow.

TELL YOUR FRIENDS! PASS IT AROUND.

In partnership with county and local historical societies, sometime in 2009, the Historical Society of the Somerset Hills will be sponsoring a historic schoolhouse symposium. Check their website for updates.

Not on the list – just add a comment to this post with your info and it’ll be added.

  • Put the year the school house was built first, then the name.
  • Name (put build date and schoolhouse name)
  • Address
  • URL to your site (if you have one)
  • Curator/Executive Director -Contact Info
  • Brief History

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PRE REQUISITES
At least 100 years old.
One Room Schoolhouses only.
If the schoolhouse is PRIVATELY OWNED – please note! All so far on the list are publicly owned/operated.

Feel free to write if you have any questions/comments/suggestions.

Schoolhouses listed so far:

County  Schoolhouse    City
Bergen  1873 – Ridgewood Schoolhouse Museum Ridgewood, NJ 07450
Bergen  1893 – Lyndhurst One Room Schoolhouse Lyndhurst, NJ 07071
Burlington 1759 – Old School House – (Oldest in NJ) Mt Holly, NJ 08060
Burlington 1792 – Friends Schoolhouse Burlington, NJ
Burlington 1800′s – Billy K. Haines Schoolhouse Vincentown/ Burlington, New Jersey 08088
Burlington 1809 – Little Red Schoolhouse Mickleton, New Jersey 08056
Burlington 1812 – Chesterfield School Maple Shade Twp, NJ 08052
Burlington 1852 – Clara Barton Elementary School Bordentown, NJ 08505
Burlington 1857- Cross Key School Medford, NJ 08055
Burlington 1870 – Smithville School Eastampton, New Jersey
Burlington 1890 – Friendship School Tabernacle, NJ 08088
Burlington Little Red Schoolhouse  Willingboro, NJ 08046
Cape May 1874 – Dennis Twp Little Schoolhouse Dennisville, NJ 08214
Essex  1784 – Newark One Room Schoolhouse Newark, NJ 07102
Hunterdon 1840- Cold Brook School Readington, NJ 08885
Hunterdon 1860 – Red Mill Museum & Bunker Hill Schoolhouse Clinton, NJ 08809
Hunterdon 1869 – Oak Summit One Room Schoolhouse Frenchtown, NJ 08825
Hunterdon 1889 – Pleasant Valley Schoolhouse Lambertville, New Jersey
Mercer  1840s-Griggstown Schoolhouse Griggstown (Princeton), NJ 08540
Mercer  Hamilton Township, NJ
Middlesex 1800 – Smallytown School – East Jersey Olde Towne Village Piscataway, NJ 08854
Middlesex 1807 – Old Franklin School Metuchen, NJ 08840
Middlesex Rutgers University – Curriculum Development New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Morris  1830 – Stone German Valley School  Long Valley, NJ 07853
Morris  1867 – Montville Schoolhouse Montville, NJ 07045
Morris  1869 – Washington Valley Schoolhouse Morristown, NJ 07960
Morris Parsippany-Troy Hills Schoolhouse Parsippany-Troy Hills
Northampton, PA 1880 – Lutz Franklin School Hellertown, PA 18055
Ocean  1860 – Lacey Schoolhouse – Historical Museum Forked River, NJ 08731
Ocean  1885 – Gifford Scholhouse
Philadelphia 1775 – Concord School House Germantown, PA 19144
Somerset 1809 – Brick Academy Basking Ridge, NJ 07920
Sussex  1840 – Price’s Switch Schoolhouse
Sussex  1853 – Roseville Schoolhouse Museum Andover, NJ 07821
Union  1865 – Watchung Two Story Schoolhouse  Watchung, NJ 07069
Warren  1869 – Port Colden Elementary School Washington, NJ 07882

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  • -1 Vote -1 Vote +1Tim Reynolds
    said:

    Nice post. Thank you for the info. Keep it up.

  • Vote -1 Vote +1T3 Consortium
    said:

    Changed the icon to a nice little schoolhouse instead of the blue pin. Thought it’d look better.

  • Vote -1 Vote +1don shanosky
    said:

    there exists today, a one room schoolhouse which I attended in the 1940s in southbranch, branchburg township, new jersey. It is restored and maintained but by who I don’t know. It is on southbranch road. I live in florida,but have returned to the school at times to relive those good memories. I also attended another one room schoolhouse on cedergrove road in branchburg township which is also standing and the same vintage as the southbranch school. I believe it is used as a municipal office for the branchburg gov. Please contact me for additional help.

  • Vote -1 Vote +1Norris Clark
    said:

    We represent the Fishing Creek School No23 constructed in 1888 in Lower Township of Southern Cape May County. The School was purchased by the State and leased to Lower Township. Mayor Mike Beck is forming a non-profit board to restore the school for community use.
    – Norris Clark, Friends of Fishing Creek School.

  • -2 Vote -1 Vote +1Susan Young
    said:

    Hi, Could you please change the name, address and telephone number on the Washington Valley School House biography to
    Washington Valley Community Association, Sue Young, 35 School House Lane, Morristown, NJ 07960, 973-267-3167 Thank you!
    Sue

  • Vote -1 Vote +1JoeB
    said:

    Dude, GREAT idea

  • Vote -1 Vote +1Alicia Batko
    said:

    In the northwestern corner of our state and just south of teh Montageue-Milford Bridge is the c. 1820′s Stone Schoolhouse near George Nelden’s [501 Route 206] Montague NJ 02827.
    This site is on the NJ State Historic Register and is known now as the Nelden-Roberts Stonehouse.

    In 1827-1828, John D. Everitt held three month teaching contracts to conduct an English Day School there. The property was acquired in the 1970′s, after having been converted and used as a residence for some time, and is currently owned by the Dept. of the Interior. It is situated within the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area and is maintained and exhibited by the Montague Association for Restoration of Community History.

    A nearby, surviving clapboard schoolhouse was built in the latter part of the 1800′s – called the Brick House School. That is currently a private residence.
    In 1955, the last one-room schoolhouses still in use in Montague closed and a three-room consolidated school opened along Highway 206, which has been expanded upon and continues to serve as Montague Township Elementary.

    A. Batko, Montague Historian

  • Vote -1 Vote +1S. Elizabeth
    said:

    Ocean Gate School in Ocean County still uses a one room schoolhouse for their kindergarten program. I’ve been told this is the only original one room schoolhouse still operating as a regular classroom in the state. The school and staff are fantastic. The rest of the school complex is within feet of this schoolhouse and is monitored for security purposes. The children are very fortunate to have such a rich kindergarten experience.

  • Vote -1 Vote +1Mike & Karen Vigeant
    said:

    I own the Ludlow School House of 1840. Very documented with the local historical society. I will be forced to sell it soon. It is 1.5 floor cape cod one room but now divided as it is a private use residence now. 2300 sq ft. 5 bed 2 bath on 1.84 acr. seperate large 3 car garage building. Located in Beavercreek Township of Ohio. If anyone wants a great restore project to further the real deal school house heritage please contact me for details. This is a great family home with history in one of the best school systems and close to shopping however waking each morning is definite peaceful county living. I am giving up my dream so someone else may enjoy!

    mavigeant@aol.com

  • Vote -1 Vote +1Nancy Melka
    said:

    Hi Mike and Karen,

    I tried to regular e-mail you but it didn’t go thru???I am a member of the CSAA. I collect old school desks. I would be willing to sell a few due to lack of space. I am very interested how you acquired a one room school house as this is a dream of mine to find one and turn it into a museum. Is Beavercreek Township anywhere near Columbus??Any information you may have in finding out about available one room school houses in Illinois or South Eastern Wisconsin would be greatly appreciated.

  • Vote -1 Vote +1Carolyn white Tompkins
    said:

    looking for any information on a one room schoolhouse I attended in Hazlet NJ when I lived on Laurel Avenue in West Keansburg NJ…would have been in 1950,51,or 52..3rd,4th or 5th grade…the bus picked us up at the West Keansburg public school and took us to the schoolhouse…all grades in one room school with a pot belly stove for heat and warm sandwiches at lunchtime..3 or 4 from each grade..we went past an apple orchard and the bus driver would let us stop an pick apples after school…don’t know the address but I heard it was turned into a city hall for the township of Hazlet…any information would be greatly appreciated..thank you…

  • -1 Vote -1 Vote +1M Keenan
    said:

    Atlantic County Mays Landing NJ

    The Township of Hamilton Historical museum opened in 1996 as the Little Red School House

    The original School House (now museum) opened in 1903 and was used by the school system until 1992

    Please call Dottie at 609-625-0805 (my home) or the museum 609-909-0272

    http://www.hamiltonhistorical.com/History.htp.html

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