Kerl School (Dist. No. 6)

Photographed July 10, 2015
Erected 2009 by the Kerl family and the Cross Plains-Berry Historical Society
Cross Plains, Dane County, Wisconsin
43° 8.271′ N, 89° 39.344′ W

KERL SCHOOL (DIST. NO. 6)
Land for the Kerl School was donated by Otto Kerl, farmer and homeopathic practitioner. The school was built of native limestone by John Miller for $325 and opened in 1874. Early teachers earned $25 to $30 per month. From 1887 to 1907, there were two terms, the first lasting two months starting in April and a second term lasting five months starting in November. After 1907, a single term lasted eight to nine months. The school closed in 1954.
The marker is located on southbound Otto Kerl Road, at its V-intersection with County Road Kp, at or near 5163 Otto Kerl Road, Cross Plains, Wisconsin 53528.




Looking southwest from the marker location.

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