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Chamberlin School / Hurd School


Photo by Sarah Hultmark, c. 1981, History Room Photo File P-1296.
Location: District #3 - Section 14, north side of M43 between 7th and 9th Streets.

Hurd School district was organized on 11 May 1839. As of 1934, it had occupied four buildings. It appears to have closed after the 1958-59 school year.



1925-26 Lois M. Clark
1927-28 Lois M. Clark
1929-30 Lois M. Clark
1930-49 Grace Butler
1949-52 Harold H. Vannatter
1952-53 Lorna Sibson
1953-54 Iona Lloyd
1954-56 Iona Troyer
              Emma Goodell
1956-59 Iona Troyer
              Emma Goodell
              Keith Stout
1959-60 Not listed



List of one-room schools still standing in Kalamazoo County in 1982

  • Hultmark, Sarah
  • Manuscript, Local History Collection, Kalamazoo Public Library


"First Hurd School; Cost $43, old records reveal"

  • Kalamazoo Gazette, 6 May 1934

Maps and atlases

USGS topographic map for Kalamazoo County, 1918 (Kalamazoo Quadrangle)

  • History Room map case, left drawer #1


Teachers' and school officers' directory, Kalamazoo County, Michigan, 1925-1960 (title varies)

  • Shelved in a pamphlet box with H 379.774 K149 (History Room Storage)