THE CREEK SCHOOL
(Written by Elizabeth Creek)
This sketch is a brief history of the Creek School for the period preceding and during the Civil War.
The schoolhouse stood on the southwest corner of the Hugh Maxwell farm, a few rods west of the brick building of recent years. The building was a frame structure sealed with poplar boards and heated by a fireplace. The benches were made of two-inch boards with wooden legs and no backs. There were wooden desks also. The textbooks used were: McGuffey's Readers, and spellers, Ray's Arithmetic and Stoddard's Mental Arithmetic. Geography and History were also taught. Some maps were used.
The school was financed by subscription. The parent or guardian paid five cents per day for each pupil for a term of two or three months.