Historic one-room Kentucky schoolhouse moved, restored, and opened to public

Families from Nicholas County, Kentucky elementary, middle and high schools can now visit a real one-room schoolhouse every day.

People can come from around the area to tour the building, which was featured in a 1985 PBS movie of Mark Twain’s Huck Finn.

The 600-square-foot white-weatherboard schoolhouse, built in 1895 and closed in 1941, has stayed in fairly good shape over the years, in part because it had a good roof to protect it from the elements.

The building was taken apart and reassembled by a group from the Nicholas County Amish community in July 2014 and later reassembled, painted and shined back into glory.

Gladys Shrout said she “cried like a little girl” when the volunteers took down the building, and cried again when it was rebuilt on the Nicholas County schools site.

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