Jackson Township District 8:


Photo taken December 29, 2021. From the author’s collection.

Not a whole lot is known about Jackson Township’s District 8 school. In 1880, it sat on the Epperly farm (Kingman, 1880), which is how it got its colloquial name. That year, the extant brick schoolhouse appears to have been erected (Madison, 2021).

The Epperly School continued until 1903, when a two-story, two-room structure (Schools, 1904) was erected in the community of Hamilton. That year, students of the former District 7, along with District 8, were sent to the larger school.

Today, the old District 8: Epperly Schoolhouse is a home, one of two that still stand in Jackson Towship. Not m


Kingman Brothers. (1880). History of Madison County, Indiana with Illustrations and Biographical Sketches. Chicago, IL.

Madison County Office of Information & GIS Services. (2021). Parcel ID: 1899 48-11-07-100-002.000-016

.Schools of Jackson Township Good Ones (1904, February 5). The Elwood Daily Record. p. 1.