#0489 Moreland School


#0489 Moreland School

Site information:

4335 Payne Ave at Saratoga, San Jose

There is still a Moreland School District, but nothing historical remains at this site.


Plaque information:

State plaque

Plaque text:

Oldest known rural school district in California. Established 1851 as subscription school, meeting in private homes. First teacher, Charles Lafollette, 1851, term three months. Abraham H. Featherman, 1852, term six months. Through efforts of Samuel Curtis Rogers, third teacher, 1852-1854, first public school building, formerly home of Zechariah Moreland, obtained 1852. In 1853 Rogers secured organization of school as Santa Clara Township School District No. 2. Renamed in Moreland's honor, 1862.

California State Park Commission. Monument base erected by Moreland School District. Dedicated November 6, 1953

Registered 8/7/1951