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Vienna School Number 5 (Vinton)



Vinton School building and outbuilding, Warner Road. Date of photograph unknown.


Vienna School Number 5, called the Vinton School, was erected on the south boundary of the John Vinton farm, about one-and-a-half miles north of Payne's Corners on the west side of Warner Road.

The Vinton School served a joint sub-district school containing students from Vienna and Brookfield townships. Such a cooperative agreement between neighboring townships allowed students at a distance from their own township schools to attend schools closer to their homes. Inclement weather and the dependence on travel by foot necessitated these agreements.

Once one-room school usage was abandoned, Charles Moore had the Vinton School building moved about one-half miles to his property (the former Guy Amy farm) on Amy Boyle Road. Moore used the building as a garage for many years until it was razed.

Teachers and Administrators

Aaron Vinton was appointed director of the school in 1899. Lester Mervin served as sub-director in that same year.

In 1909 Charles Moore was appointed director after James McCartney's resignation.

Isabell Dailey was appointed teach for the school year 1909-1910.


This article is adapted from Fred L. Martin and Genie Ulp, "Vienna Township Schools, Then and Now," in Vienna, Ohio, "Where We Live and Let Live": Town 4, Range 2, of the Connecticut Western Reserve (Apollo, PA: Closson Press, 1999), p. 165.