Wisconsin’s Old-Time Schoolhouses

Elton Schoolhouse

The Elton Schoolhouse was constructed in 1912. It is on Hwy 64, about 4 four miles east of Antigo in Langlade County.


It showcases the village of Elton’s unique history. The village is named for Elton C. Larzelere, whose father Charles was instrumental in the organization of Langlade County in 1879 and the Evergreen township.


The building also served as the Evergreen Town Hall. It is now a community center and a museum of local artifacts, including a chalkboard signed by residents & visitors who attended the school.


The evolution of Elton and Langlade County is fascinating. As indicated previously, Charles Larzelere was instrumental in the organization of Langlade County. The Antigo, Wisconsin Genealogy Gopher website goes into some detail on the subject. 


There is some neat history about this area on the Antigo, Wisconsin Genealogy Gopher website.


The Langlade County Historical Society presents some images of schools in Antigo back in the day. I got a kick out of this one. It shows a classroom with the students at their desks. Law and order back then!