Howlandsburg School

Ross Township

Location: (District #14 Fractional) Section 31, south side of G Avenue west of 37th Street.

Kalamazoo County 1890, Published by Wm. C. Sauer. Local History Room

Photo by Sarah Hultmark, c. 1981, History Room Photo File P-1279.

“A school-house was erected in the Howland neighborhood in 1840, and the first teacher who curbed the youthful spirits was Miss Maria Howland, a niece of E. K. Howland.”

Samuel W. Durant, History of Kalamazoo County, Michigan, 1880.

Not in 1910 Atlas.


1925-26 Closed
1927-28 Closed
1929-31 Closed
1931-32 Dorothy Olin
1932-33 Ruth Kelley
1933-34 Ruby Romig
1934-36 Florence Maurer
1936-37 Mary Quirk
1937-38 Mildred Hutchens
Not listed after 1938.

Compiled by Catherine Larson, Local History Specialist, Kalamazoo Public Library, 1999. Mapped October 2008. Last updated 26 October 2021.



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

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

Maps and atlases

USGS Topographic Map for Kalamazoo County, 1918 (Galesburg Quadrangle)

  • History Room topographic map case, drawer 5A, folder 15


Teachers’ and school officers’ directory, Kalamazoo County, Michigan, 1925-1938

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

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