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There is one institution that is rarely mentioned when old Madison County private schools are discussed. It was the Kingston School Joint Stock Co. In the last decades of the 19th century, free public education was not yet available everywhere.…

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In some ways 1939 in Madison County was no different from today. The Jan. 4 headline in the Richmond Daily Register read "FDR Calls On Nation To Arm To Meet Challenge Of Dictatorial Nations". Similar to Bush's call? And for those who thought that the…

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At the turn of the century, just about every Madison County neighborhood had its own little one-room schoolhouse. By 1925 there were some 80 public schools in the county. About 15 separate schools were for black pupils, and the remainder were for the…

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An old 1934 Madison County Bureau of County Health Work map shows the location of about 75 county public schools. Most of those schools were one-room wood buildings set upon fieldstone pillar foundations. Nearly all of them had no electric lights, no…
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