Northern Ohio School
This restored one-room African American schoolhouse, located at the Parkin Archeological State Park site, served children of the Northern Ohio Lumber and Cooperage Company employees in the early 20th century. By the beginning of World War II, there were 15 one-room and two-room schoolhouses providing education for children in Parkin, a town of less than 2,000 citizens. Today, the Northern Ohio School, which is on the National Register of Historic Places, is the only one of these early Parkin structures still standing. The stories it tells of what took place here in the early 20th century in and around the Sawdust Hill community are compelling parts of the historic fabric of Parkin.