Auburn Middle School opened in the fall of 2004. It is named for the historic colonial village of Auburn, which was established in approximately 1831; at the center of the small community of farms was the Auburn Mill, which is still in existence. The village of Auburn saw the passage of British prisoners of war and of American troops fighting for independence; the development of the McCormick plow, a tool which would change American agriculture forever, at Stephen McCormick's Iron Foundry; and in October 1863, Union and Confederate soldiers battling in and around Auburn. These historical references reflect that the village of Auburn sat as a silent witness to the events which helped to shape the America of the 21st century.
Wednesday, June 19, 2013