Richland Township District 6:


Photo taken August 14, 2021. From the author’s collection.

Not much is known about the Richland Township District 6 schoolhouse. It is visible on an 1880 map of Madison County (Kingman, 1880) but it appears as though the present structure was built around 1899 (Madison, 2021). It gleaned its common name from the Conner family, on whose land it sat.

In 1923, Raymond Coxton was the teacher at Conner (Richland, 1923), but the school didn’t stay in operation for much longer; it closed sometime prior to 1930 (Richland, 1930).

Today, the District 6: Conner schoolhouse is a dwelling.


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 48-07-27-100-012.000-029.

Richland Twp. Schools Are Now In Session (1923, September 17). The Alexandria Times-Tribune. p. 4.

Richland Township Schools Start Well (1930, September 5). The Alexandria Times-Tribune. p. 1.