Schools of the Past: Greene District 12 Squirrel Hill

In checking the latest Chenango County map to ascertain if Squirrel Hill still was in existence – it is and begins just south of the Greene Airport on New York State #12 and runs south to the Broome County line. Mrs. Folsom documented the general areas of the district schools and in checking the 1863 map of the Township of Greene, the above district does not appear.

Moving forward to the 1875 map of the county the location of this early district school was located near the property of W.W. Davis and bringing the location to the present, approximately just south of the Squirrel Hill and Hackett Roads. Ah, another Sunday afternoon drive when we have warmer weather in the forthcoming spring.

The life of District #12 ran from 1851 to 1915 a span of 64 years and to the historian’s knowledge there are no known photos existing of the school. If anyone rummaging in their attics would happen to come across a photo, please forward it to Mrs. Ross, she will be ecstatic to receive it. The Greene Historical Society has in its possession, a wealth of information regarding the district, but all historians, societies, are always looking for that all evasive segment of history that helps solve so many problems.

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