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Just Where was the Union School??

The Union School was built in a grove of oak and walnut trees along the road between Beason and Chestnut, Illinois in what is now known as Aetna Township of eastern Logan County. Officially, its location was a plot of land in the "southeast quarter, section 15, township 19 north, range 1 west."

 

If you drive north out of Chestnut for just under three miles to the second jog in the road, the school's site will be on your left and looks something like this (photo taken in the springtime 2001). road from the south
Now, if you drive south out of Beason for just over three miles to the first jog in the road, the old school site will be on your right. From the north, it looks something like this (photo taken in springtime 2001). road from the north
Here's what the spot looks like today...no signs whatsoever that the old Union School was once here educating the children of Logan County. Its a beautiful and peaceful spot that's now on private property. school site today

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