Oak Seminary – Pleasanton, Iowa
A one room school house on it’s orignal site 3 miles east of Pleasanton, Iowa.
The school dates back to the 1850′s with diaries from a former student of 1887 being found to document the activities at that time.
It’s name relects a program extablished in the east during those decades to train young single women to become educators and missionaires to the frontier. The Midwest was a part of the proving ground for that program and Pleasanton was one of the locations chosen.
Oak Seminary was a functioning school until the 1950′s. It was once a part of waht was called Lapland in souther Iowa and not to far from the Honey Tree War Battlefield. It is also close to the Hamilton Cemetery where slaves which were brought to Iowa by the Hamilton family are buried.
Oak Seminary has been refurbished as a Japanese Puppet Theater which is part of a conference retreat center.
The population of Pleasanton was 37 at the 2000 census.
From Des Moines, Iowa you take I-35 S toward KANSAS CITY. 68.7 miles
Take the US-69 exit- EXIT 4- toward LAMONI / DAVIS CITY. 0.4 miles
Turn LEFT onto US-69. 4.2 miles
Turn RIGHT onto CR-J66. 6.4 miles
Stay STRAIGHT to go onto MAIN ST. 0.2 miles
Turn LEFT onto WOOD ST. <0.1 miles Map
End at Pleasanton, IA US