McManus School Wheatland Twp Sanilac County

McManus School Wheatland Twp Sanilac County

The first settlers of Sanilac county, although not highly educated, were men who
appreciated the general school system of the State of Michigan. As soon as a settlement contained a sufficient number of children to warrant the maintenance of a school, a district was organized, school kept for three months, necessary returns made to draw the primary money, taxes voted and assessed for a school-house, and thus fully equipped and maintained a school such as the law directs. The first school in the county was taught in the township of Worth sometime during 1838 in a log house, one mile south of the village of Lexington.

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