Central School

Other Names:    Wyatt School, School No. 4         

Earliest Documented:     1890      

Latest Documented:       1925


“Forerunner [sic; successor?] of the famous Chinquapin school erected on the road to Burrsville in about 1840. … [Abt 1890] good many people moving in around Towson’s Cross Roads. … John R. Wyatt gave one acre of wood lot on the North West side of his farm … building erected in 1879.  …  call it the Wyatt’s school in honor of Mr. Wyatt. … A few years later the Methodist Church was built by the side of the school. … midway between Burrsville and Denton.  The school has since been known as Central.” (Cochrane)

 Categorized as Public School in 1918, Rural School in 1924 and 1925. DJ 1896 list school no. 4. Located in 1896 Election Dist. No. 3.

Latitude:              38.901345           

Longitude:           -75.794344         

Location Precision:          50 Meters

Structure Exists:                No         

Primary Source:                1897 Saulsbury map       

Other Sources: Cochrane, pp. 218-222, pp. 320-346. Denton Journal 1924-11-15/page-5, 1925-01-17/page-5