Rural School Books

Lanark County Rural School Book Series

Archives Lanark volunteers have created individual books describing the many rural schools which were located in each original township. This project began with the first book - Rural Schools of Beckwith Township, which was published in 2010. In 2020, the final rural school book was completed and printed - that being the Rural Schools of North Burgess.

In each Rural School Book you will find an incredible amount of information and history. In particular, a brief history of education in the community and a map showing the location of the various schools is documented in each book.

Each chapter is devoted to a particular individual school with photographs and information on students, teachers and the buildings. Some vintage class registers and honour roll listings can also be seen in these beautiful books.

We have hard covered books available for sale for the following townships: Bathurst, Lanark, North Elmsley, Drummond, Montague, North and South Sherbrooke, and North Burgess.

In a spiral/soft-covered format, we have Beckwith, Pakenham and Ramsay Township books available.

Currently out of print are: Dalhousie, Lavant, North & South Sherbrooke and Darling Township.

School Book Orders by Mail:

(payment available by cheque
money order or e-Transfer)

Postage is $18 per book
for all Mail Orders

Print out our
and send to:
Archives Lanark
1920 Drumond Concession 7
Perth, ON K7H 0K6

All books cost $45.00.

Please click on the "PDF ORDER FORM" link at the left if you are interested.