870 East Main Road, Portsmouth
Oldest one-room schoolhouse in Rhode Island
RI SH 09 1
Photo taken by Chester Gehman in August 2021
+41.55848, -71.2557641°33'31" N, 71°15'21" W
The Southermost School, built in 1725, is the oldest schoolhouse still standing in Rhode Island, and perhaps the entire U.S. There was a Northermost School as well, but it is no longer extant. Gifted to the Portsmouth Historical Society in 1952, it was moved across the road to its present location.
- September 7, 2021: New photos from Chester Gehman
- September 7, 2021: Added by Chester Gehman