Schools in every Louisiana township’s 16th section – May 20, 1826

Louisiana Schools in every townships’ 16th Section ordered by Congress in 1826.
How many schools are actually appearing at the same locations today?

Samuel Lockhart, of Concordia parish, owned land in “WASHITA” parish in 1829 that included section 16.

Louisiana Libraries began with stock in the lottery.

UPDATE:  h/t Lora Peppers fB – Soloman W. Downs can be found on Find A Grave.
He served in the US Senate from 1847-1853.

Photo by Lora Peppers on 12/01/2004 took this photo of Soloman Downs gravesite for FAG and read this post  from 2009 about the Senator.

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I manage several RootsWeb mailing lists and message boards, support Louisiana Cemetery Preservation, am a former Louisiana and Mississippi librarian, have been researching genealogy of my family since 1988, and write and promote several blogs supporting either Louisiana genealogy or Louisiana cemeteries.
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