The Northville Historical Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit volunteer organization responsible for the financing and operation of Mill Race Village and preservation of the Northville Archives.

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Northville MI 48167


Wash Oak Schoolhouse

The Wash Oak Schoolhouse was built in 1840 in Salem Township. Unfortunately, only 30 years after the school opened, it burned down. This was the only school in the Salem area, so it was quickly rebuilt. This school taught students from 3rd through 12th grade, and spanned across Washtenaw and Oakland Counties. The school remained open and active until 1966. The school was donated to the Northville Historical Society, and moved to Mill Race Village in 1975.

Wash Oak Schoolhouse

Built: 1873

Usage: One room Schoolhouse

Where: Salem Township

Donated: 1975