Afton District #19 - East Afton and District #26 - Lashure or Meek

Now that Santa Claus has delivered all his presents and returned to the North Pole for a well-earned rest and Ma in her nightgown and Pa in his night cap have settled down for a long winter’s nap it is time to return to the one-room school history of the Town of Afton.

Now it is timely to do all the reading that that the majority of us never seem to find time for. Again returning to Afton we take a look at another two of the district schools for which we have very limited historical information. All historians dream of complete documentation regarding history, but that is just a dream as very seldom is complete information available.


If you are not familiar with “where in the world is East Afton” this school was located on the East Afton Road between Bennettsville and North Sanford (Broome County). There was a Methodist church within the district, just south of the schoolhouse which is now a private home. You will note from the enclosed photo the similarity of the traditional one-room school house style of architecture. The Broad or East Afton Cemetery is up in a field nearby.

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