Creator

Date Original

1884

Description

This is a petition by Thompson F. Smith to transfer his children from district 24 to district 25.

Biographical/Historical Note

It appears that soon after school district 25 was formed, Thompson F. Smith filed this petition with the court to send his children to district 24 instead, citing the inconvenience of travel to the new school. Smith's land was likely on the edge of the two districts and depending on the available roads travel to one may have been significantly more difficult. A petition like this was necessary, however, because property taxes were divided according to district lines and attendance.

Physical Description

Document, 8.25" x 14"

Subjects

Children; School attendance; School children; Schools; Education; Educational facilities; Petitions; Land subdivision; Law

Contributor

Thompson F. Smith

Geographical Area

Lawrence County (Ark.)

Language

English

Identifier

MSNE.0086

Resource Type

Text

Collection

Lawrence County (Ark.) public school records, MSNE.0086

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Northeast Arkansas Regional Archives

Recommended Citation

Petition to transfer children, Thompson F. Smith, Lawrence County (Ark.) public school records, Northeast Arkansas Regional Archives, Powhatan, Arkansas.

Rights

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Disciplines

Education | United States History

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