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Bethel One Room Schoolhouse - Honesdale, PA

Updated: Aug 18, 2022

The Bethel one room Schoolhouse was built around 1870 and is located in Berlin County, a few miles from downtown Honesdale, PA. The schoolhouse has two entrances, one for the boys and the other for the girls. The children would enter at the cloak room, hang up their coats and enter the classroom. Instruction began promptly at 9 a.m. Heat was provided by a pot-belly stove and water was retrieved from a spring at the top of the hill.

At noontime, everyone was dismissed for lunch. When the weather was good, children went outside to eat. There were about 30 students in the one room school from grades one through eight. Bethel School closed in 1951 and is owned by Wayne County. The school is available for group tours during the warm weather months.

Call the Wayne County Historical Society at (570) 253-3240 for details!

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