Hildreth School

hildreth school before restoration and new location photo
inside of hildreth one room school photo 2
hildreth school desk with carved initials photo 3
lunch pail on the desk of hildreth school photo 4
potbelly stove inside the hildreth school photo 5


130 School Drive
Carlisle KY 40311

Northern Nicholas County In the rural northern portion of the county is a one room school house that was used from the 1880's until 1941. It also served as a place for religious services. The Public Broadcasting Services used this school in the filming of the movie Huckleberry Finn.

The 600-square-foot white-weatherboard schoolhouse, built in 1895 and closed in 1941, has stayed in fairly good shape over the years, in part because it had a good roof to protect it from the elements, Shrout said.

The building was taken apart and reassembled by a group from the Nicholas County Amish community in July 2014 and later reassembled, painted and shined back into glory.

If you look carefully to the left of the school's front door, you can see that at one time someone with the initials J.P.C. loved E.R. and carved that sentiment into the weatherboard.

Read more here: http://www.kentucky.com/living/family/article42632826.html#storylink=cpy

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