When ever I run across a one room school house, I stop and take a picture. Like big wooden barns, they are fast disappearing and I feel the need to document them before they completely disappear from the landscape. I am fortunate so many in Kansas were constructed of native stone and have weathered time and Kansas weather well.

I have loved one room schoolhouses since I was a child and my Grandma told me stories about attending a one room schoolhouse. She rode a horse to school and talked about plodding through snow drifts as high as the horse. Her sister, my Great-Aunt Agnes taught in a one room schoolhouse.

Schoolhouses evoke sweet memories of a simpler time. I hope you enjoy these pictures. Feel free to contact me with stories, pictures or locations of other Kansas schoolhouses at
ksfarmgirl@live.com or to request permission to link to this site or use photos.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Buck Creek One Room Schoolhouse located in Jefferson County, Kansas

Buck Creek School, Former District #43, located in Jefferson County just off
24 Highway at Phillips Road & 13th Street

This is one of the most charming one room schoolhouses I have run across in my travels.

This former one room schoolhouse has been converted into a community center.

In 1883 the school had an attendance of 55 students. In 1898, 62 students
were present and in 1931, 24 students were registered at the school.

This unique school with its Italianate wooden entry tower is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The school against a beautiful Kansas Sky

The Necessary House


  1. Love you photos. I just this week stumbled across this lovely little schoolhouse during a drive in the country.

  2. My grandfather went to school here, and was born in the farm house just east of the school. Thank you for publishing it.

  3. I'm sorry that the photos are gone from this blog post. I'm hoping they can be replaced at some point.