District 10 Schoolhouse, Smithhouse, Limekiln

District 10, Fairbury, Nebraska

District 10 School House & Monuments
Jefferson Co Nebraska

Located west of Powell, the Dist. 10 School stands as a reminder of an earlier time in our county. The school district was created in 1869 and the school was moved to its current location in 1890. It was used as a school until 1961.
The school museum is open on Sundays from 2-4 p.m., Memorial Day through Labor Day. From Fairbury, go north on Hwy 15 to 717th Road, then west approx. 10 miles.
Inscription: “The original route of the movement to colonize Oregon began at Independence and Westport (Kansas City) Missouri. Trappers and traders followed its course from about 1830.The first colony started May 15, 1842. The trail was subsequently a principal road to California, Colorado and Utah until superseded by railroads.Erected in 1914 by the State of Nebraska and School District No. 10. Jefferson County trail 100 feet south. Big Sandy Crossing 1 1/2 miles east and 1/2 mile north of this point.”
Pony Express Trail marker
National Pony Express Centennial Association, 1960-1961
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