Lupton School District #5 is located in the town of Lupton in the Southwest Quarter of the Northwest Quarter of
Township 24 North, Range 3 East, Malone and Cherry Streets, Rose Township, Ogemaw County, Michigan. The first
school in Lupton was held for a short time in a small building at the rear of Hamilton Hotel. A frame building was
later erected on property that was set aside for a school. When the brick building was built in 1903 by Alex Reid,
the Methodist church purchased the frame building and moved it to Main Street and it was the Methodist Church for
many years. Albert Cosand built on the front and steeple. The 11th and
12th grades were discontinued in 1916.
Few records exist on the school, or who taught there. The District was
annexed to Rose City School in 1964, and the Lupton School was closed. It was used by a variety of community
groups until 1993 when the Lupton Area Senior Citizens donated the building and grounds to the Bible Baptist
Church. In October, 1995 the school was dedicated as a Michigan Historical Site.
If you have any information concerning the Lupton School,
you are asked to contact the Ogemaw County Coordinator, Grace Dooley.
Most of the existing records have been compiled by The Rose City Area Historical Society, Post Office Box 736, Rose City, MI 48654