Photographed December 28, 2014
Erected 1975 by Waukesha County Historical Society
Eagle, Waukesha County, Wisconsin
42° 54.456′ N, 88° 26.963′ W
Although education in one room schoolhouses was a part of pioneer living, it continued in rural areas even to modern times. Palestine School, the last one room school district (grades 1-8) in Wisconsin, operated until June 1970.
The schools history began with the area's first settler, A.R. Hinkley who gave the land for the first schoolhouse on this site. The original structure was of logs, circa 1846. A second building of frame construction replaced it in 1854, and the present brick school was erected in 1928.
The educational facility served as a kindergarten classroom for the Eagle Elementary School into the 1980s.
The school and marker are located on eastbound Wisconsin Highway 59, at its T-intersection with Wilton Road, near W351 S7510 Wisconsin 59, Eagle, Wisconsin 53119.
NOTE: The school and marker are easy to miss (I blew right past them), as they are set off from the highway and down a slight incline.
This marker is No. 07-02 in a series of historical markers erected by the Waukesha County Historical Society.
The back of the marker, with the school in the distance.
The property is currently home to Love, Laugh & Learn Daycare, LLC.
The school and marker are easy to miss as they are
set back and down a slight incline from the highway.