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Alumni - Schools & Such
School Photos, Records and such!
(If you have any photos or records to add, please send them to me as an attachment Karen Zach)
Note: It is obvious some of these came from a book, but I have no clue what / where - I'm sorry :( Of course, it's not a complete listing of everyone who went to school in Montgomery County, but it's a wow index nonetheless and has lots of goodies for ya'!). Thanks to all who have contributed information, pictures, identification help and locations!!!!!
NOTE: Since Bill Boone's Sectional basketball history includes many of the schools below -- CLICK above for BASKETBALL
Also Bill's Evolution of Girls' Basketball Uniforms & Evolution of Boy's Basketball Uniforms. Thanks agin for sharing your great knowledge, Bill
Teacher's License - OC McLOED (thanks Marty Mc for this - it's too awesome)
1836 School Tax notice (if someone really understands this, please explain it to me :) - Commissioner Ezekiel McConnell
-- Source: Crawfordsville Weekly Journal, Crawfordsville, Montgomery
County, Indiana 7 November 1874 p 1 Educational – ME Clodfelter, Superintendent of the Schools of Montgomery County. Office in rear of the Recorder’s Office in Union Block, Crawfordsville, Ind. Examination of applicants for teacher’s license takes place on the last Saturday of each month.
1953 - County Music Festival Program thanks to Bob H)
Below is Karl Czerney James born 13 February 1880 - was County Superintendent for several years beginning about 1920 - would like to find more about him:
A rememberance of the 58 year (1891 - 1951) educational career of Mr. Dan W. Murphy. "He taught at Kentwood, Center, Wingate, New Richmond, and Elmdale in Coal Creek Township. In Brown Township he taught at the Durham and Browns Valley schools. He was then appointed principal and teacher at Smartsburg in Inion township, and devoted 37 years of faithful and untiring service in this position." (exerted from book)
Thanks to Ed Watson for providing this history
Alamo High School
- Alamo Academy -- Built 1869
- Alamo - new school built 1898
- Alamo school - nice picture of the outside via Mike Long (in 1968) - thanks muches, Mike -same pic as above :) And - thanks Dale:)
- Alamo School (one in Ripley Township - Roscoe Matthias Elmore teacher - right of photo - possibly about 1905) - thanks Edith Rush - it has been thought this might be the Alamo church, also but I personally don't think so - not right lay of land.
- Alamo HS list of students 1910-1932 (thanks, Dale)
- Alamo HS 1924Yearbook Photos
- Alamo Teachers, 1928 (News Article)
- Alamo School Plate (thanks, Mark Smith :)
- Alamo School (old - thanks, Dale Smith : You rock, buddy!!)
- Alamo HS Hack - driver, Harold Melvin - (early 1930s -- thanks so much to Alan Melvin)
- Alamo HS 1935 (students - thanks, Mark)
- 1938 -- Basketball Team - County CHamps - Won 18 games - Shooting Stars - Indy newspaper - thanks Bill Boone :)
- Alamo HS 1935-1967 Senior pictures (thanks, Dale)
- Alamo HS - basketball team 1957-58 -- Names when you click, thanks to Joyce B
- Thanks to Whitey Reath (Bill Boone) for the original picture and to Joyce Bever for fixing it :) Awesome - thanks !
- Alamo Sports (Bill Boone's great site - thanks, Bill)
Source: March 15, 1903 Sunday Star (thanks, Jerry T :)
-- Union Twp. has sold the following school houses & lots - Ash Pile, house and gorund, to Cyrus Thompson, $108. Source: Crawfordsville Weekly Journal 31 Aug 1900 p 7 “Priarie Edge news item” – Bruce Rafferty will teach school at Ash Pile this winter. He is an excellent young man and will be sure to win the respect of all his pupils - kbz - Source: Crawfordsville Weekly Journal 27 October 1893 There will be a basket social at Ash Pile next Monday evening for the benefit of the school library. After supper an entertainment will take place consisting of dialogues, pumpkin pie eating contest and the voting of a fine cake to the handsomest lady in the house. The young ladies are all invited to bring a basket. – kbz - Note: I wasn't sure these tidbits would be of interest/help but here I see that Ash Pile (which I wasn't sure exactly how long it existed) was in workable order from at least the fall of 1893 to the spring of 1903 - at least 10 years. --CWJ - 30 Aug 1895 -- L. L. Harvey will teach at Wesley this fall. Ed Slavens will be principal at Shannondale. Sherman Vanscoyc will teach at No. 4 in Union. E. E. Fry will be retained at Rochester this year. W. B. Peterson will rusticate at No. 9, in Walnut. The attendance is the best ever held in the county. E. E. Vanscoyoc is retained at New Market'again. Miss Hintie Wray will build fires at Ash Pile again.
Source: Crawfordsville Star, Jan 12, 1888 p 5
- On last Thursday officers Ensminger and Grimes came out from Crawfordsville and arrested Harley Swindler, Elzey Doyle, Robert Weir and Robert Skaggs for the burning of the school here last April. This is bad luck to the boys if they are guilty. - typed by kbz
BAPTIST Female Seminary - Ladoga (see Ladoga Schools)
BEECH GROVE -- school house in 1909 - District #24
Note: I would guess that the two gals in front were the 1909 teachers :) One is likely Elizabeth McLoed - see below. This educational facility was Located in the western half of the South section of Union Township, this school was on Section #14, and on property given by a Nutt family. In the 1909-1910 Schools of Montgomery County listing (by Charles Arvin, 2000) it lists Elizabeth as the only teacher, Grades 1-8. It was also known as School #19 and was 2 miles west of Whitesville-
Source: Crawfordsville Star, Feb 16, 1875 p 2
-- Evan Fink's school will be out in three or four weeks. He is getting $60 a month. Evan is the best teacher Beech Grove ever had.
Souvenier program from 1910-1911 -- Marty McLoed sent this and wrote about it -- "1909-10 Beech Grove school. The teacher is Elizabeth Sophronia McLoed (1889-1980 daughter of Oliver & Mary Myers McLoed). She would have been around 19 at the time." - page 1 -- page 2 (Eliz pic included - what a pretty lady)-- page 3 (pupils)-- page 4 -- page 5 -- page 6
BECKVILLE - Walnut Township
Known as Beckville, this school was occassionally referred to as Walkup and School #6, its number in Walnut Township in the 1880s-1900 or so. It was built on ground given by the Walkup family in Section #14.
BINFORD School -- see School #32 (North Union Township)
BLACK CREEK -- (North Union Township)
This school was School #11 in upper Union Township before the turn of the 20th century (about 1890-99) -- land for the school was given by the McIntyre family - thanks to Suzie. In 1911, Ralph Shirley was teacher (Arvin), and in 1913, George Hultz had all grades.
Source: Crawfordsville Weekly Review -- BLACK CREEK - School Report of No. 14, Union Township, Miss Clara Britton, teacher for the month ending Jan 29, 1886. Willard Shanklin 87; Vincent Miller, 86; Lulu Stout, 94; Albert Stout, 87; Lillian Voris, 80; Ida Harris, 82; William Douglas, 85; Joseph Douglas, 9; Harry Shanklin 88; Frank Thomas 90; Frank Stout 96; George Shanklin 84; George Stout 92; Minnie Shanklin, 96; Myrth Shanklin 98; Zella Harris 75; Eldridge Harris 76; Ina Voris 74; Joy Stout 95; Harry Sout 98; Walter Thomas 98. - kbz
Under "White Church" town news items in the various newspapers of the 1890s Boots' School is mentioned (Bert Dunbar went there ...) - this would be in the northeast part of the county almost into Tippecanoe County - thanks to the Dunbar Facebook page for catching this :)
BOWERS School (Bill Boone's great site - thanks, Bill)
- Bowers School - thanks Lynn R
- Bowers reopens in 1914 after repairs
- Bowers School commissioned - 1918 -- with great effort :(
- Thanks so much Donna Wingate Emmons for this 1938 pic of the Bowers Seniors (I would think that would have been one of the last years of the school -- All six seniors rode in the same car to the photographers (wish we knew who) to get their pictures taken. The Seniors are: Dale Wingate; Mary Ellen Turnipseed; Robert Hays; Leonard Holt; Geneva Fletcher; William Campbell. Awesome pic - thanks so much
- Dick Bible (below and bigger pic if you click the blue) - coached basketball at Bowers HS in the late 40s and early 50s (thanks Bill Boone)
Coal Creek Township 1878 Atlas - School #3 the Brannon school was in the first district which supposedly housed schools 1-8 in Range 5 (Eastern 3/4 of the township) - it or another school may have also been called Bible's
Breaks School (29 images)
Browns Valley High School (12 images)
***Thanks so much to Dave & Bev Wheeler for the great pic***
Bunker Hill - Ripley Twp.
Also called Weir on land in Sec 30, Ripley Township - known as School House #1. There also seems to be a Bunker Hill in Section 19, Ripley Township, a school on land given by the Keys family. -- Crawfordsville Weekly Journal, October 8, 1881 -- The school at Bunker Hill, two miles east of here, has been dismissed on account of scarlet fever. Two deaths have occurred from it in the family of James Keys. 7 January 1869 Crawfordsville Weekly Journal - . —Daniel Horton Gilkey is teaching a good school at Bunker Hill. —Joseph A. Gilkey has revived No 7, till it is one of the best schools in the township. If you want a live school, employ a live teacher such as "Ad." —Evan Fink has a large school near Yountsville. A young Mr. Munn assists him.
Byrd -- Clark Township school - thanks Bill Boone :)
Although Byron is in Parke County it is right on the line and many rural Waveland kids went there in the early to mid-1900s so will include it since I just happened to have a pic of it (thanks to Charlie Arvin)
Canine -- Brown Township
Iin Ocotber 1882, teacher was Annie Gaffe (Goff?) from C'ville Star 12 October addition - listing of Brown Twp teachers - thanks Jerry T.
Catholic School - (north) Union Township - Section #30 -
began about 1890ish - probably connected to the Irish railroaders
Center Grove School
In Franklin Township, this school was located in Section 2 in the 400 North Area - thanks, Suzie
Located in Madison Township, this school was located near what is now North Montgomery and was also called School #1 - thanks, Suzie
In Franklin Township, this school was located in Section 35 and was also called School #1 - thanks, Suzie
Coal Creek Schools -- New Richmond, Wingate consolidated to make CC HS.
- email directory
- Coal Creek Central - Bill Boone's blogspot site
- 1878 -- (Atlas) Rg 5, First District School #8 (Teacher AW Wilson) - school was called Taylor; Kentwood; Quinine and Cowan's school.
- 1878 - (Atlas) - Rake (Rape) Pocket School - Sec 26 - Range 5 - also called Grenard. Section 25 in School District #4 (Coal Creek Township) in 1878 - teacher was J.W. Ashby
- Coal Creek - Alumni - 1886 - 1903 listing
- Coal Creek Township - various articles - teachers/ graduates ...thanks to the Oppy Family for this and above Alumni list :)
- 1910 Coal Creek Township yearbook (has Wingate & New Richmond)
- 1915 Listing of teachers
College Grove School House
- it is assume this is a school versus a town, although in most cases one went with the other. Source: Crawfordsville Star, Sept 25, 1884 p 1 "EV Brookshire will speak at College Grove school house, Wayne Township Friday evening Sept 26, 1884 at 7:30 p.m. Men & women of all parties are respectfully invited to come and hear what the young man has to say.
First I'd like to note that = I'm not 100% sure this is in upper Montgomery or just over the border into Tippecanoe but I'll put it here until I find out for sure :) Source: Crawfordsville Star Feb 16, 1875 – “West Point & Elsewhere” – Miss Lilly Britton’s school at Corncob College is out this week – she gives entire satisfaction in the discharge of her duties.
Cottage Grove -- Sugar Creek Township (nothing else is known :( Thanks to Jerry Turner - here's a map for this one :)
Council Grove School -- see Meharry School
County Seminary - 1836 article
CRAWFORDSVILLE BUSINESS COLLEGE
Source: Crawfordsville Weekly Review, Dec 22, 1910 p 4
Wanted - Every young person who expects to enter Business College, Jan 2, to call at once for particulars. Crawfordsville Business College, Charles E. Batchelor, Mgr.
(besides the historical items below, you might also enjoy seeing the current site about CHS). See also Bill Boone's (CHS) Sectional History - what FUN :)
- Darlington Sports (Bill Boone's GREAT site)
- Darlington Academy (1885)
- Darlington HS (1895 - probably when it was just built)
- Darlington HS (winter view - the one we all knew :)
- Darlington HS fire - Source: Crawfordsville Review, Oct 17, 1912 Darlington, Ind Oct 17 – On account of the destruction of the local high school building by fire Wednesday, school sessions will be held in other buildings starting next Monday. The town hall, Masonic Hall and K of P hall have been secured for this purpose.
- Darlington 1927-1928 Basketball team - - thanks so much to Butch Dale & his amazing Darlington Library newsletter
- DHS - Class of 1946 -- this pic definitely shows the times with the bobby socks, saddlle oxford, D sweater and hairdos -- too cute)
Source: From an article found in the Crawfordsville Star (thanks Jerry Turner) on July 5, 187_ -- "We have had quite an interesting debate at Dawson's school house. Prof. Wright and Mr. Johnson were present one night to debate against Johnny Jackson. They were to come again, but failed. Guess they did not like to play "Lap-Jackes" twice with one stick. This was under "Wring-Neck" so assume it was in that area which was on County Road 500 North (Section 11, northeastern part of Union Township. Source: C'ville Star Oct 12, 1875 - Under Campbell Chapel - Miss Alice Gilkey's school began at the Dawson School House the first Monday in October.
Denman School -- see Texas
Dowden School (very late 1800s or early 1900 - 1919)
Clyde Rogers, Teacher 1910 --
Source: Crawfordsville Star, October 12 - The following is the names and place of Brown Township Teachers. Hattie Edge, Old Hickory; SA Stilwell, Dawdens (Dowdens); HD Vancleave, Freedom; WQ Whittington, Greens; ANnie Gaffe, Canines; James Robinson, Moores; Arthur Klizier (sic - Kleiser), Brownsvalley; JH Eads, Walnut Grove; Wm. Reaves, Lydic (sic - Lydick); Willis Pichett, Gotts. No. 12, T.C. Canine, Institute next Saturday. - thanks Jerry Turner - Teachers: 1901-1902 teacher was Ethel Reynolds; 1904-05 George Leonard. In 1907, Mrs. Lottie Robinson was the teacher, JJ Clements, Trustee and Earl Barnes, Supt. Grade 1 : Grace Cosby; Edith Johnson; Mary Johnson; Walter Miles; Frank Shultz; Ray Pearson; Ernest Smith; Homer Weir; Nelson Weir; Roy Weir and Hattie Wilson. Grade 2: Harlie Cosby; Guy James; Loma Johnson; Clarence Branch; Goldie Miles. Grade 3: Douglas Cosby; Lee Cosby; Pauline Friend; Deed Jaynes. Grade 4: Paul Janes; Otis Johnson; LIllian Shultz; Hobart Wilson. Grade 5: Jesse Bayless; Walter Bayless; Floyd Fruits; Johnnie Johnson. Grade 6: Bernie Cosby; Lando Cosby; Ruth Titus. Grade 7: Effie Friend. Grade 8: Paul Titus. 1905-06: Forest Burgess; 1906-07 Lottie Bayless; 1907-08: Anna VanCleave; 1908-09: Clifford Coons; 1909-10: Clifford Cloncs;1910-11: Clyde Rogers; 1911-12: Hazel Kelly; 1912-13: Vyne Busenbark; 1913-14: Leslie Todd; 1914-15: Goldie Bayless; 1915-16: Ora Cope; 1916-1917 - 1917-1918: Harold Titus; 1918-1919: Mary Fordice which seems to be the last year of Dowden School (thanks to Charles Arvin's great Brown Township Schools book)
Dr. Stone School
No other Dr. Stone is known but a William Overton Stone who lived just over the border into Putnam County - love to know about who this school (Section 20) - also wonder if it is Stoner vs. Stone - again, HELP !!! Thanks
This school was in Brown Township and was also known as School #5. It existed from 1893 - 1919. Although we think the school goes back farther than 1901, the first recorded teacher was Daniel Murphy that year (Frank M. Johnson, Trustee), followed by George Leonard in 1904-05 (Charles Johnson, Trustee). Sadie Brown, the first female teacher at Durham was 1905-06 followed by Jessie Boyland (1906-07). J.J. Clements was Trustee both school seasons. Dollie Sutton 1907-08 followed by Stella Rice 1908-1909, Clements remaining as long-time Trustee, actually. Edith Gilkeson 1909-10, Otis Hall, Sup. In 1910-11, Clifford Coons was teacher with Irving Fullenwider, Trustee - no record is given for 1911-12 but Stella Rice had the helm of the 1-8 school in 1912-13. No other records exist so it is assumed this is one of the first of the small Brown Township schools to close after the 1912-13 year. Thanks to Scott B. for this great picture :) Photo 1918-1919 (A.J. Wolfe, Trustee) - this was the last year for the school, Ruth Servies, the last teacher.
Thanks to Charles Arvin for information on this Union Township school. It opened in 1954 and closed in 1988, beginning with grades 1-6, later adding Kindergarten. For many years, it served as ____________. Its first year there was a large enrollment of 188, after having consolidated several smaller schools. Roy Buser served as Principal and also taught 6th grade. Marietta BUrns, grade 5; Beulah Wingert, 4; Mary Jones 3; Zola Cleveland 2; Betty GIvens 1 and Bryant Hobson Custodian. There was a new and exciting teacher Alberta Smith who only taught Music and Art. However, she was a busy gal as she also taught those subjects at Mt. Zion. Several bus drivers brought students to the new school: Carl Frees; Loyd Cash; Hubert Dye; Harrison Enoch; Willard Gooden; John Frodge; Harry Fruits; Earl Henderson; Clifford Hockersmith; Floyd Hudson; Carl Jolly; Harold Hughes; Herbert Morphew; Robert Smith; Sterling Shubert; Clarence Walters and Lowell Williams. In 1966, North Montgomery consolidated and East Union and Mt. Zion came under their control.
EDEN School -- AKA School #1 -- AKA - Graves
Thanks to Suzie for this one and most on this page :) This was located in Section #11 and was also known as School #1 in Scott Township.
Enoch School -- see School #4 - Union Twp
Located in Clark Township, but not real sure where it was. Thanks to Bill Boone for the picture :)
- 1917 Institute
- School #1 = Bowers School - see Bowers above
FREEDOM -- see School #6, Brown Township (Thanks, Sue P for this information)
Source: Crawfordsville Star, October 12 ? Year- The following is the names and place of Brown Township Teachers. Hattie Edge, Old Hickory; SA Stilwell, Dawdens (Dowdens); HD Vancleave, Freedom; WQ Whittington, Greens; Annie Gaffe, Canines; James Robinson, Moores; Arthur Klizier (sic - Kleiser), Brownsvalley; JH Eads, Walnut Grove; Wm. Reaves, Lydic (sic - Lydick); Willis Pichett, Gotts. No. 12, T.C. Canine, Institute next Saturday. - thanks Jerry Turner
FROG ISLAND -- AKA -- Swindler -- also School #2
In Scott Township, this school was on property given by one of the Swindlers. It was in section 1. School likely existed in late 1800s early 1900s - thanks to Suzie :)
Source: Union Township Schools. Charles Arvin, 2000. Garfield is first listed in the 1905-1906 school year with Charles Shanks as Principal and Mae Coons as Principal.
GILLILAND -- AKA Willow Creek
-- see School #21 - Union Township (South)
GOBEN School - see School #28 (Union Twp)
GOODBAR School - AKA School #6 (Scott Twp)
Goodbar School was on land in Section #32, Scott Township and was obviously given by one of the Goodbar families in the area, likely Dickerson or John.
GOTT SCHOOL (1882 + ...)
Also known as School #29 and Swamp College -- See Swamp College. In October of 1882 (C'ville Star, 12 Oct), the teacher here was Willis Pichett (Pickett?).
GRAVELLY RUN - #11
Source: Crawfordsville (Indiana) Weekly Journal, 7 October 1898 - "Gravelly Run" item - We have 18 pupils enrolled at No. 11, with Ernest Weesner of Darlington as teacher.
GRAVES -- see Eden
GREENE SCHOOL = Brown Township
Located in Section #11 in Brown Township about 1900, nothing else is known about the family or the school. The James Fisher (Fischer) family owned almost this whole section for decades.
--Source: Waveland Independent 21 October 1904 -- "25 Years Ago" (making it 1879) -- Four abandoned school houses in Brown Township were sold at the bank on Tuesday as follows: Walnut Grove to Isaac Davis $126; Penn to Aaron Graham, $100; Wasson to WH Brock $126; and Green to R.H. Hodgkin $45.
GREENWOOD School (School #8) - Walnut Township
Greenwood school in Walnut Township was built on property given by the Lytle family (Section #33) and was also referred to as School #8. - 1913 Reunion picture at CDPL - read a lengthy 1909 article
Section #26 - District #2, School #3 - may be same as Rake Pocket Rake (Rape) Pocket School - Sec 26 - Range 5 - also called Grenard
Harshbarger School (Made into a residence) ____
Located in Clark Township - thanks to Bill Boone for these Clark Township schools :) Greatly appreciated
Henry School in Scott Township was given by the Martin Henry family. It was on land in Section #23
Located in the West half of Union (South) Township, this was located in Section #7. It is not for sure which Herron gave the property (and thus the name) but it is assumed it was likely Andrew Herron who lived in that area. -- Source: Crawfordsville Indiana (Montgomery County) Star, Dec 21, 1875 Herron School – this school, situated just outside of the city , southwest, is at present under the control of Mr. M. Hyett, as instructor and is reported by its patrons as second to but few schools in the county for both attendance and perfect order; all going forward in the most systematic manner. This is the school over which our townsman, WM. H. Durham has the honor to preside as director.
Located in Sec 32, on the Wayne./Coal Creek township line - never listed in the district schools
Located in Clark Township, the property was given by Preston Hicks - it was located on Section 36 (thanks to Suzie)
In Union Township, 1909-1910 teachers were George M. Watkins Grades 5-8 and Helen Vaughan 1-4 (Source: Union Township Schools by Charles Arvin, 2000 - thanks Charlie).
- In Franklin Township, near Darlington, this school was located on what is now Road 150 North and was also called School #5 - thanks, Suzie - see this nifty picture - Source: Crawfordsville Star, Oct 8, 1896 p 9 -- The new brick school in Highland, No 37 opened with 37 scholars on Monday (funny :)
- Class Photo - woman on far left is Gladys Mullen Stephenson - one on far right is Lucille Paddack Lockhart - could possibly be from New Richmond but doubt it - more than likely Highview
- 1910-1911 photo (thanks so very much for these two picture Charlotte O :) - let me know if ANYONE can be identified :)
Horace Mann -- see CHS
Hormell -- see School #13
Coal Creek Twp - 1880 east of Wingate built -- it was known as #13 for many years but finally changed to Hormell
Horner School - Madison Twp
According to the Linden Items in the Sept 28, 1875 Crawfordsville Star, "within the last few years Linden and vicinity has furnished 26 school teachers! The last one on the list is Ed Galbreath, who teaches his first school at the Horner School House."
Hunt School was likely named for an area family, but I just can't find one :) KZ -- It was located about 1900 on the corner of what is currently 650 North and 450 East. Thanks Suzie -- and for this additional information
-- Source: March 15, 1903 Sunday Star (thanks, Jerry T :) -- Union Twp. has sold the following school houses & lots -- Hunt, house to Peter Cowan, $47.50; ground to Mrs. B.F. Hutchings, $40.
Also known as School #29, this was ocated in Section #36 (on current-day County Road 850 South)
-- thanks Jerry T for this map showing the location in North Union Township :)
J. Oliver School
Near Whitesville, this school had the name changed 3 times according to land owners -- see also School #24 -- South Union - map shows approximately where it was at
Other than the name and that this school was In Franklin Township, nothing else is known other than it probably existed in the late 1800s or early 1900s and possibly up to about 1920 - thanks, Suzie
Kirkpatrick was in Madison Township and located north of McBee Cemetery in Section #2 about 1900. See baseball pic below.
Baseball team - early 1900s (thanks muches to Bill Boone)
Teachers - about 1922-23 range (thanks so much to whomever sent this - sorry it got lost in the shuffle :( Awesome picture but hubs scanned it, then I didn't get back to it, so I #1 don't remember who sent it and #2 don't know for sure when it was but from the people in it, it would be sometime between 1918-1931 but think more on the 1920-25 range. Anyway, it's soooo awesome and thanks so much to who sent it our way :)
From left to right, facing picture, front row: Miss Frances Minnich, 3-4th grade; Miss Edna Hand, Dom. Science; Mrs. Alta Hamm 1st-2ndf; Miss Maude Delashmit 5th - 6th grade (she was born in 1898 and died in 1931 and looks to be about 22-25).
Second Row: Miss Agnes Largent, Latin/English; Miss Lillian Blair, History/English; Mr. Henry W. Lane, Phy T (?); Agricuture and Comm; Mrs. Macy P. Sellers, music/art/public speaking and Mr. E.O. Kirkpatrick, Principal, teacher of Algebra, and Economics
Ladoga Schools CDPL image
Source: Crawfordsville Weekly Journal, Crawfordsville, Montgomery County, Indiana 7 November 1874 p 1 – A lady teacher at the Lee School house is creating dissatisfaction by opening her school day with prayers.
Liberty School (from 1920-1927) - Brown Township
School house -- By the 1920-21 school year, the small Brown Township schools had all closed and a new one built (Liberty) with Brownsvalley and Waveland remaining as the solid three for the township. It began as Grades 1-8 with two teachers, Rose Bayless 1-4 and Jarvis Todd 5-8. The next year with an enrollment of 35 students, Edith Miles taught 1-4 and Lawrence Surface 5-8; the next school years was the same with one student added and 1922-23 remained the same number with Surface in higher grades and Elsie Payne lower. Merle Coons was superintendent. In 1923-24, nothing is known about enrollment or teachers but my 2nd grade teacher whom I dearly loved, Rose Glascock was the teacher for Liberty with 14 in Grades 1-8 and Dean Milligan Trustee of Brown Township. Thelma Canine was the last teacher for Liberty in the 1926-27 year with 19 pupils. From then on for many years, Waveland and Brownsvalley schools were the only schools in the large township.
- 1941 (possibly 42) 8th Grade Class - thanks to Linda Cooksey (via Ron Keedy) -- Linda's note -- eighth grade class at Linden High school about 1941 or 2. Mom moved up here from Kentucky in Feb. 41. On the back she's listed: Mr. Hurley, Shirley King, Margaret McCoy, Clara Lee Conard, Margaret Cooksey, Junior King, Marvin McBee; Lodell Vannice, not sure looks like Keshee Euchter), Lois White, Joan Cook, Evertt Lutes, Max Brideswell. Absent: Kenny Lange - thanks so very much, Linda. This is totally awesome
- Linden Public School - (black/white) basically Linden HS so many of us remember - photo from Bill Boone's awesome blog site for LHS - there is MUCH more to see about the Linden Bulldogs above on BB's site. He's awesome! View 2 (colored) - also from BB's site !! Read BB's sorts column in The Paper of Montgomery County on Mondays.
- Old four-story school (from FB but whoops, missed who put this up - sorry)
Linden Bulldog Yearbooks for 1951,1954,& 1956 (thanks to Kathy King for all of these :)
LITTLE School - North Union - here's a map thanks to Jerry T
In 1909-1910, There were two teachers at this school in District #22 -- OR Canine 5-8 and Wanda Clement taught Grades 1-4 (thanks to Charles Arvin's super hard work for this one)
In October (Crawfordsville Star 12 Oct 1882) William Reaves is listed as the teacher for this Brown Township school - thanks Jerry T.
MACE Thanks to Ron Keedy for the pic of the school - love it !!
- Source: Crawfordsville Daily Journal June 28, 1919 Mace June 28 - The Funeral of John Barleycorn will be held at the Mace school building Tuesday night July 1 at 8:30. Other interesting features will be Grandmother's Album and song specialties.
- Thanks sooo very much to Joyce Bever for the town (possibly school but fairly sure town) baseball team which would be about 1900-1905. I LOVE THIS !!
MAGNOLIA -- see Sparks
(School # 8 - Clark Twp)
The Kyle family (likely Silas F. Kyle) gave property for this school likely in about 1890. (Thanks to Suzie). As you can see by the picture provided by Bill Boone, the Jeff Walters family made this old school into a residence. Sure wish more would have done that :( . In the January 1991 Montgomery Magazine, Pauline Walters writes: On Sept 19, 1831, the US sold land to John and Nancy Barnett Pottenger. 130 acres in Clark Township. It was sold to John and Jane Creeson Barnett on Feb 24, 1836. John Barnett married Jane Creason Feb 24, 1836. Jane died and John remarried Rebecca Ann Watkins Gregg, a widow. On August 2, 1880, they sold a half acre (1/4 of Section 6, Twp 17, Range 3) to Silas F. Kyle, trustee of Clark Township for a school. This school was built and called Maple Grove School by Clara Peffley and a friend. Clara was the mother of Ruth Conner Harshbarger Buser, who was head librarian at Ladoga Library for many years. Silas Kyle paid $30 for the half acre. On Oct 31, 1919, after the school had been closed since 1911, John Brown bought the school from Ed Barnes, Trustee for $50. Mr. Brown's daughter and husband bought the school and it was remodeled several times until a beautiful country dwelling. We purchased it in 1965 for $2500. But in 1970, a tornado came through and almost tore the whole building down.
Via the article, this must be near Waynetown? Anyone know more about this school ?
McMullen School (see School #24 - South Union)
Meharry School (Section 2, Coal Creek)
This school was also called Council Grove (thanks again, Suz)
Moore's School, Brown township
Teacher in October 1882 was James Robinson - this was probably a couple of miles north of Waveland on the Waveland Road - thanks Jerry Turner
Mount - Walnut Township - see School #1 - Walnut
Mount - Franklin Township
Located in Franklin Township, this school was in Section 23 and was probably named for Governor Mount from that area. It was also known as School #3 - thanks, Suzie
Mount (Mt.) Tabor
In Section #9, this was also known as School #16 in South Union Township. Thanks to Suzie. I am so sorry, but don't remember who sent me a picture of what the school is like now. This one in color, same picture. Be assured though, it's greatly appreciated!! (kbz) - listed in the 1909-1910 Union Township schools with only one teacher, Mrs. W.F. Sharpe (District #20) teaching Grades 1-8 - brave sou! Mt. Tabor's last school year was likely 1936-1937 with 30 enrolled and Emma Linderman as teacher for grades 1-8.
Mount (Mt.) Zion
1943 Baseball Team - Back Row left to right, facing pic - Thomas c. Thompson; Billie E. Smith; Charlie Price; Oakie Michols (Nichols?); Byron Thomas. Front Row; Claude Dick Henderson; Bill Duke; James Pinkerton; Floyd Powers; Richard Wills (thanks to Richard for the great pic) - school conducted at Mt. Zion from 1920-1988. In 1966, North Montgomery consolidated and East Union and Mt. Zion came under their control
In Clark Township end of 1800s - thanks Bill Boone for the picture :)
Source: Crawfordsville Star newspaper, March 2, 1875 p 2
Needmore School House is about one mile west of Binford's Station on the Thorntown Road. Our school closes here this week. We have had a splendid school this winter, taught by Mr. Ford Rickoff. There is not over 25 scholars in this district but I will venture to say there is not a more peaceable set of scholars in the state than there is here. Mr. Rickoff has been very agreeable himself, which is a good example for the school. I never saw children learn faster, which also speaks well for both the teacher and the scholars.
New Market School
- Flyers Sports (great site of Bill Boone's - thanks Bill)
- Baseball Article 1958 - see Ladoga Baseball article 1958
- Thanks to Ron Vaught for this awesome 1930-31 New Market (I assume 1st graders) class
- 1910 New Market Yearbook - (don't think it is all there - sorry)
New Ross High School
- New Ross - class of 1876 reminescenes -- nifty little piece by Alfred R. Peterson -- those mentioned: Adkins, Bion; Bruch, Philip; Davis, J.L.; Imel, Eva; Miller, Emma; Peterson, A.R.; Sperry, Ida and Sallie; Walkup, J.M.
- Source: Argus News, March 4, 1899 -- W.O. Carr has been awarded the contract to build a new four-room school house at New Ross. His bid was $5,698.
- New Ross Sports (GREAT Site of Bill Boone's - thanks, Bill)
- New Ross - about 1920 - Viola Finchum Ross is the girl in back row with beads - thanks Teddy Alfrey so much for this picture. Anyone know any of the others, please let me know :) Thanks!
- New Ross HS - basketball team 1956 - usually mark who gave me pictures but not sure about this one - I'd guess Bill Boone - he's been awesome help :) Dig those socks
- New Ross HS - basketball team - 1961 -- with names - wish the ones above were named - thanks BB for this one, I'm more than sure !! He's awesome
- New Ross HS - about 1871 (thanks BB)
- New Ross HS - about 1899
- New Ross HS -- 1915 - above photo - anyone good at revamping pictures, have at this one - know it could look a WHOLE lot better :(
- 1971 New Ross BLUE JAY Annual
Normal - at Whitlock
Source: Crawfordsville, Montgomery County, Indiana Star newspaper July 21, 1887 p 5 “Whitlock News” – Our Normal is still booming. Our Normal has a large attendance. The Normal is the beginning of a new era in the educational interests of our community and our citizens all appreciate that.
(current high school in the north section of Montgomery County) .In 1966, North Montgomery Community School Corporation began with Eual McCauley as Superintendet, Elbert Fike, Assistnat. Ruth Newnum, Speech Therapist; Carolyn Surface, School Nurse; Gladys Remley, Attendance Officer, Elizabeth Cohee Receptionist and Bookkeepers, Marcella Denhart and Kathryn Branstetter.
Source: Crawforsville Weekly Journal, Crawfordsville, Montgomery County, Indiana 7 October 1898 - After a year's silence our old school bell rings and the walls of the house resound with childish voices. George Vancleave is teacher. The trustee did not run a hack this year not because last year's experiment was a failure, or did not give satisfaction, but becase the enrollmnt justified employing a teacher this year - kbz
NUTT School - see Beech Grove
Located in Madison Township this was probably on current County Road 800 North but not too sure - anyone know??
Located in Union Township, in 1909-1910 there was only one teacher for grades 1-5 (District #15) - George Blanchfill. Here is one picture sent by Bruce Lewis (possibly same one mentioned here as I think there is a male teacher on the left not being shown and it is tagged 1909 - only one person known for sure -- Mary Falen Watts front row 3rd from right. Here is another of same school about 3 years earlier. Thanks so much, Bruce !!
Small school in Coal Creek - Sec 30 - there was also a town of Oakland but it had not been located until this point (August 2014) - we now wonder if the school was in the town?! - thanks Suzie B
Source: Crawfordsville Review Nov 21, 1913 p 1 - Trustee Charles V. Hodgkin made sale of what is known as the Offield School House in the manner and form prescribed by the statute for the sale of abandoned structures and grounds. Mrs. Aaron Nutt was the purchaser and price paid was $150. This school was abandoned, the pupils having been transfered to the Wilson Consolidated school. - kbz
Oklahoma School - see School #14
(Coal Creek Twp) - thanks Ms. Suzie B :) -- this was the last of the one-room schools built in Coal Creek Township (built 1890). It was west of Elmdale in the middle of Sec 36. Cost of $600
Old Hickory (from 1880s - 1922) located in Brown Township
Old Hickory School -- 1882 - Teachers -- Source: Crawfordsville Star, October 12 - The following is the names and place of Brown Township Teachers. Hattie Edge, Old Hickory; SA Stilwell, Dawdens (Dowdens); HD Vancleave, Freedom; WQ Whittington, Greens; ANnie Gaffe, Canines; James Robinson, Moores; Arthur Klizier (sic - Kleiser), Brownsvalley; JH Eads, Walnut Grove; Wm. Reaves, Lydic (sic - Lydick); Willis Pichett, Gotts. No. 12, T.C. Canine, Institute next Saturday. - thanks Jerry Turner . Source: Charles Arvin's Brown Township Schools. Old Hickory Teachers 1901-1902: Carl Smith; 1904-1905 : Jessie Boyland; 1905-1906; 1906-07:: George Leonard; 1907-08: Stella Rice; 1908-09; 1909-10, 1910-11: Milo Bushong; 1911-1912: Amy Boner; 1913-14: Mildred Peterson; 1914-15: Lura Yount; 1915-16?; 1916-1917: Marguerite Galey; 1917-18: T.Y. Hall; 1918-19: Myrtle Bayless; 1919-20: Grades 1-4, Rose Bayless; Grades 5-8 Jarvis Todd; 1920-21: Edith Miles 1-4 and Lawrence Surface 5-8; 1921-22: Edith Miles 1-4; Lawrence Surface 5-8 (36 enrolled); 1922-23 Elsie Payne 1-4 and 7th Domestic Science with Lawrence Surface 5-8 (36 enrolled); 1923-24: Rose Glascock 1-4 and Lawrence Surface 5-8 (24 enrolled); 1924-25: Rose Glascock 1-8 with 17 enrolled same next year with 143 attending; 1926-27 Thelma Canine 1-8 with 19 enrolled - this seems to be the last year for Old Hickory. Located at corner of 900 south and 225 west (thanks Nicole Brann and Larry Sayler) - Larry (and brother, Kevin) Sayler sent this - more what it looks like today. The building was used as a corn crib for many years by the Sayler family. Here is a pic at this time frame - Charles Sayler's home is in the background. Thanks guys !
Old Soap Factory School - see Soap Factory
OLIVER School - see J. Oliver
This school was in Clark Township, about 1914. It was in Section 15 and was given by members of Samuel Henry Otterman's family. Thanks Suzie
Picture of a high school class of Parkersburg School about 1923 - thanks so much to Teddy Alfrey for this one -- his grandmother, Viola Finchum Ross is by the teacher in back row (with beads). If you know anyone in the picture, please let me know as Teddy & I would both like to know Gma' Ross's companions :)
The last school picture taken in the fall of 1937. There were eight grades of students, and names are listed. This copy thanks to Bill Boone.
Coal Creek Township (1878 Atlas) Range 5 Sec 27 - teacher was Eliza Quick
Located in Brown Township, Section 7, named for the Penn family in this area. The Penns were large land owners and influential citizens in the community. Source: Waveland Independent 21 October 1904 -- "25 Years Ago" (making it 1879) -- Four abandoned school houses in Brown Township were sold at the bank on Tuesday as follows: Walnut Grove to Isaac Davis $126; Penn to Aaron Graham, $100; Wasson to WH Brock $126; and Green to R.H. Hodgkin $45.
Located in Brown Township, - thanks to Dave Fullenwider for the pic from the old atlas (1878 Montgomery County). -- see also Brown Twp School # 5 (also known as Durham) and School # 8 - Brown Township. Dave Fullenwider, local historian, said that the Penobscot Station was where Lee Simpson's home was east of Browns Valley. He said it used to be much larger and had a hotel/store for people getting off the rain. Thought maybe it might have been named for Penobscot Indians but can’t find proof. I thought perhaps the Penobscot River out west but no proof. Also, here are some little diddies from the area - school/town related.
POND GROVE (circa 1894 -1918) (Wayne Twp)
Located a few miles north and east of Waynetown, this school building was torn down about 1920. Richard Wills' told me that his father was born 25 March 1897 and attended this school while growing up, thus the school would have been open by at least (if not sooner) 1905 or so. Richard noted that it is very interesting that his father would be the only member of his third grade class at the school and since they couldn't hire a teacher for one person, they promptly promoted him to 4th grade. Also interesting is that Richard and his father James both had the same teacher, Homer Biddle, who taught shop at Crawfordsville for many years. Here is a report card for Richard's father, James Wills with Elsie M. Fowler, teacher. O.S. Osburn Trustee for Pond Grove. In case you can't read it - here are the great grades for a four-month period- Spelling (99/100/100/98) - Reading (95/100/96/96) - Writing (94/92/90/90) Arithmetic (98/83/93/93) - Georgraphy (93/87/92/97) - Grammar (90/678/83/86) - History (92/80/85/75) - Physiology (96/85/90/96) and Deportment (92/96/98/95) - note he only missed one day and was never tardy. Thanks Richard for these great memories as well as the great pic/report card! Jerry Turner adds -- located on southeast corner of 500N and 750W near a pond surrounded by a grove of trees. Homer Biddle taught reading, writing, arithmetic and spelling. There were 19 students in the year 1903-1904. They were: Dewey and Daisy Henthorn, Lawrence, Mae and Marvin Rivers, Blanche Hatt, Dudley ,Ira and Wanda Hutchinson, Verda and Loye Pierce, Clifford Higbee, Artha and Rachel Mitchell, Goldie Whitaker, Waneta Fouts, Maggie Mitchell, Ruby Sayers, Pearl Lidster.
Thanks so much to Ruth Trump for this nifty picture of the school children and teacher Oct 1, 1895 -- Ruth said her uncle, Walter Davis is in the picture but she has no idea which one he is. Love it, Ruth :)
POTATO HOLE (in Alamo)
On property given by the Truax family, this was in Section #24 and was also School #5. It existed in the late 1800s and early 1900s.
Photo of a class taught by Ward McClelland, Thanks to Vicki Scribner. Time frame is around 1900.
Source: March 15, 1903 Sunday Star (thanks, Jerry T :) -- Union Twp. has sold the following school houses & lots -- Quick school house and grounds to Alvin Breaks, $42.
Town and school in Section #26 Coal Creek Township -- Rake (Rape) Pocket School - Sec 26 - Range 5 - also called Grenard
Existed in about 1900 + for twenty or so years this was located on what is now the corner of Hunsicker Road and County Road 900 North in Madison Township and was also called school #6
Also known as Munns school on land given by the Munns family, the building was located in Section #2, Ripley Township and was known as School #3 - thanks to Suzie
Source: Crawfordsville Weekly Journal 30 Aug 1895 -- L. L. Harvey will teach at Wesley this fall. Ed Slavens will be principal at Shannondale. Sherman Vanscoyc will teach at No. 4 in Union. E. E. Fry will be retained at Rochester this year. W. B. Peterson will rusticate at No. 9, in Walnut. The attendance is the best ever held in the county. E. E. Vanscoyoc is retained at New Market'again. Miss Hintie Wray will build fires at Ash Pile again.
SAND BANK School
Source: Crawfordsville Star, May 5, 1887 p 1 - Word reached this city early Saturday morning of an attempted suicide the night before in the vicinity of Sand Bank School House, two miles north of Wesley ....
Schleppy School - see SOAP School
-- see also School # 21 - South Union / Shleppy
School #1 - Brown
This school was in section #1, Brown Township. it was also known as Fisher's . Sources indicate the land was donated by John M. Remley. Thanks Suzie
School #1 - Clark
Located in Section 2 of Clark Township, the land for the building was given by the Harshbarger family. Thanks Suzie
School #1 -- Coal Creek Township
Section #2 with the Meharry family as land donors. Thanks, Suzie
School #1 - Sugar Creek Township
This school was in Section #12 on property given by A. Wiant who is probably Abraham Wyant a large land owner in that area and may have been referred to as Wiant School.
School #1 - (North) Union Township
Section #11 given by land owned by the Townsley family
School #1 - Walnut Township
This school was built on property given by Elijah C. Mount brother of Governor James Atwell Mount. Several of the Mounts were educators.
School #2 - Clark
The Drake Brookshire family likely gave the property for this school located in Section #6 - thanks Suz
School #2 - Coal Creek Twp
In Section #8 the land was given by A. Brannon.
School # 2- Scott Twp -- see Frog Island
School #2 - Sugar Creek Twp
Martha Boots, one of the few women who gave property for the large batches of schools built in the late 1800s in Montgomery County gave property for School #2, section 17. There were several Martha Boots but not sure which gave the property as most of these Martha's would have been passed or too young or their husband's still living. It would be interesting to know.
School #2 - (North) Union Twp
In section #12, School #2 was built on land owned by the Cully family and was also known as Vail School
School #2 - Walnut Township
This school was in section #3 and as far as it is known was not referred to by the people who gave the property, who were the Remley family.
School #3 - Brown
Brown Township, Section 3, this school about the turn of the century to 1900, was also called Dowden School or Dowden Hill and was probably named for William Nathaniel Dowden who likely gave the property but could be named for just about any of his four sons. Thanks Suzie
School # 3 - Clark
This school (about 1895) was located in Section 2 of Clark Township on land given by the Harshbarger family. Thanks Suzie
School # 3 - Coal Creek
This school (about 1895) was located in Section 28 on land given by A. Brannon. Thanks Suzie - Note: there is also another #3 that was many years ago located on land of George Westfall. There were about four George's in the area at the time so I'm not venturing to guess which one gave the property.
School # 3 - Madison Twp
This school was located on current County Road 250 East but nothing else is known about it other than it was in existence about 1900 - thanks, Suzie!
School # 3- Scott Twp -- see Servies
School #3 - (North) Union Twp - see Breaks School
School #3 - Walnut Township (also known as Tiger Valley)
Located in Section #5, the Watkins family gave the property for the school that was sometimes called School 3 but mostly called Tiger Valley - thanks to Suzie for this one :) School pic above from: Pictorial History of Crawfordsville & Montgomery County, p 108 (thanks to Suz for sending it - originally donated by Alberta Krout).
School #4 - Coal Creek
This school (about 1895) was located in Section 30. It was also known as the Bible School and was located on 600 West. Note: There were two #4 schools in Coal Creek about the turn of the 20th century (1900). The other one was on land given by Polly Meharry and was in Section 25 vs. 30.
School #4 -- Ripley Twp -- see Texas
School # 4- Scott Twp -- see Henry
School #4 -Sugar Creek Twp
The large Bowers family members were quite prominent in the education in this section of Montgomery County. Abner Bowers gave the property for this school, located in Section #26.
School # 4 - (North) Union Twp - also known as Enoch
School #5 (on land donated by the prominent Durham family) was in Brown Township, Section #23. It was known as Walnut Grove and later Penobscot, which should not be confused with School #8 on Road 900 South that was actually at Penobscot - thanks, Suzie. Not sure if this is the same, or replaced this school -- Source: Crawfordsville Daily Journal 18 July 1892 p 4 - Trustee Wolfe, of Brown Township, is about to let the contract for a new brick school house of one room at No 5, near Cornelius Canine's place. This makes three brick district school house in the county. (Photo thanks to Scott B)
School #5 - Coal Creek Twp.
This school (about 1895) was located in Section 27 on land given by J. Patton. Thanks Suzie
School #5 - Franklin Twp - See Highview
School #5 -- Madison Twp
This school existed at least in the early 1900s, guesttimate of about 20 years and was located about 800 North between 150-200 East in Section 21. Thanks to Suzie
SCHOOL #5 - Ripley Twp -- see Potato Hole
School # 5- Scott Twp -- see Byrd
School #5 - Sugar Creek Twp
On land given by a T.E. Fisher (whom I can find nothing on in a quick search), this was located in Section #27.
School #5 -- Section #13 - (North) Union Twp
Built on property given by Mary Wray and existed at least in the 1890s
School #5 - Walnut Township
Located in Section #15, this school may or may not have been referred to by Linn (think not, but possibly - most were) the family who gave the property.
School # 6 - Brown Twp (Freedom?)
Located in Section #18 of Brown Township, the school was donated by the large Canine family. Thanks, Suzie. My Sue's are into this as Sue P. sends this note & picture of 1900-1902 --
Hi Karen: Attached is a photo of my grandmother's class at Freedom School. School year 1900-1901. From her description of where the school was, I believe it was also called Brown Twp School #6. I have an old 1878 Montgomery County Atlas and it shows where all of the schools (from that time) were located. According to the atlas School #6 was just west of Freedom Church/Cemetery on what is now Hwy 234. It was on the south side of 234 where S 650 W "T's" into 234. That is also the location of Freedom School as described by my grandmother. So maybe the locals just called it Freedom even though it was really #6. My grandmother went there through the 4th grade and then went to school in Waveland. Her sister attended Freedom for the first 8 grades, graduated from the "common school" (as they called it) and then went to high school in Waveland. My grandmother was in the 4th grade when this photo was taken, but I believe it was a "one room" school that covered 1-8th grade. It looks like there are some older students in the photo, so maybe it is of the entire school. My grandmother, Marguerite Glenn, is the girl in the plaid blouse on the far right end of the second row from the top. Unfortunately she didn't write the names of the other students on the back of the photo. Sue. More information: IN 1901-02, the teacher for Freedom school was John A. Johnson (Frank M. Johnson, Trustee). No record for 02-03 or 03-04 but 1904-05 a Charles Johnson is Trustee with Sadie Barton as the teacher.
School # 6 -- Coal Creek Twp
This school (about 1895) was located in Section 26 on land given by J.B. Pierce. Thanks Suzie
School #6 - Ripley Twp -- See Sparks
School # 6 - Scott Twp -- see Goodbar
School #6 - Sugar Creek Twp (Bowers?)
It is not sure whether this is Bowers school that many reading this would know, but it is likely. The land was given by Martin Bowers who not only had a large farm but also was a minister so this school as some (especially in Sugar Creek Twp) may have served as his church as well.
School #6 --(North) Union Twp -- see Soap School
School #6 - Walnut Township, see Beckville
School # 7 -- Coal Creek Twp
This school (about 1895) was located in Section #19 and was on land given by Charles A. Dazey. Thanks Suzie
School # 7 -- Franklin Twp
This school existed in the late 1800s or very early 1900s and was located in Section 16 on Road 300 North - thanks, Suzie
School #7 -- Ripley Twp
This school was in Section #15 and existed in the late 1800s up to early 1900s - the land for this school was given by the Elmore family. Thanks to Suz - Source: Crawfordsville weekly Journal 7 Jan 1869 -- . —Daniel Horton Gilkey is teaching a good school at Bunker Hill. —Joseph A. Gilkey has revived No 7, till it is one of the best schools in the township. If you want a live school, employ a live teacher such as "Ad." —Evan Fink has a large school near Yountsville. A young Mr. Munn assists him.
School #7 - Sugar Creek Twp
School #7 was in sectiion #19 and was on land given by John Peterson.
School #7 - (North) Union Twp
Located on Section #16 in about 1890, this school was on land given by the Tapp family
School #7 - Union Twp (West half of South Union) - see Troutman
School #8 -- Franklin Twp
In Franklin Township, this school was located in Section 10 on Road 500 North - thanks, Suzie
School #8 -- Ripley Twp -- see Sugar Grove
School #8 -- (North) Union Township
School #8 was in Section #5 and built on property given by Thompson Conrad. It was also referred to as the "Red Schoolhouse." I (KBZ) believe this is also the school that served as the United Brethren Church of Christ.
School #9 - Walnut
CWJ - 30 Aug 1895 -- L. L. Harvey will teach at Wesley this fall. Ed Slavens will be principal at Shannondale. Sherman Vanscoyc will teach at No. 4 in Union. E. E. Fry will be retained at Rochester this year. W. B. Peterson will rusticate at No. 9, in Walnut. The attendance is the best ever held in the county. E. E. Vanscoyoc is retained at New Market'again. Miss Hintie Wray will build fires at Ash Pile again.
School # 9 & School #11 -- Franklin Township
In Franklin Township, nothing is really known about these schools other than its number - thanks, Suzie
School #9 -Sugar Creek Township
This school was built in Section #31. Emily Brown gave the property. Existed in the late 1800s and probably up to about 1914. Thanks to Suz
School #9 - Walnut Township
School #9 was in Section 29 and was built on property given by the Howard family. Thanks to Suzie for the majority of these old schools
School # 10 - Brown
Located in Section 27 this school was acutally called by its number. "I go to school #10!" The nearby Foster family in Brown Township where the school was located gave the property for the building. Thanks, Suzie
School # 11 - Brown
Another Brown Township School, #11 was located in Section 29 and was fixed on land given by the Moore family. Thanks, Suzie
School #11 - (North) Union Twp - see Black Creek
School #12 -- (Brown Township)
In 1882 (Source: 12 October 1882 Crawfordsville Star - thanks Jerry Turner) - T.C. Canine was listed as teacher for No. 12.
School # 12 - Franklin
Located in Franklin Township, this school was located in Section 5 on 600 East and existed for a few years in the late 1800s - thanks, Suzie
School #13 - Union (North)
In section #33 on land given by E.B. Smith - abt 1890s
School # 13 - Coal Creek Twp
This school was built after 1880 - in Section #13 - but, it became #13 because (prior to 1880) the schools were in 2 districts- at this time they "became" 1 district & were numbered consecutively. The school was later called Hormell (This is Coal Creek) - thanks Suzie Z B :)
SCHOOL #14 -- (Coal Creek Twp)
In Section #36 - west of Elmdale. Built in 1890, this was the last of the one-room school houses. It was called Oklahom School
School #15 - Union (South)
In Section #1, the land was owned by D.D. Galloway - school known as much by the name Shiloh as it was by School #15
School #16 - Union (South)
Located in Section 9, the property was donated by W. Henry - this school is known as Mt. Tabor School more so than School #16 - thanks to Suz
School #17 (?) Union (South) Township
Located in Section #2 in the west half of Union (South) Township. A Wilcox (probably Levi or some of his sons or brothers' family) gave the property.
School #19 - Union Township( North)
Located on land given by T.J. West, this was in Section 21 - about 1890 (thanks Suz)
School #19 - Union Township ( west half of South) - see Beech Grove
School #20 - Union Township (South)
- AKA Willow Creek -- AKA Gilliland
The property for this school was given by the Gilliland Family located on Section #20. This school was also known as Willow Creek.
School #21 - Union Township (South)
Located in section #21 the school was known as #21 and Shleppy School
School #22 - Union Township (South)
This school was located in Section #23 and was build on land given by the VanScoyoc family - thanks to Suzie (who has sone a great chunk of this page)
School #24 - Union Township (South)
This school was on land given by A.J. McMullen and was briefly called the McMullen school - located in Section #27. It was built about 1878 and was about where roads 500 S & 200 E intersect. It was referred to as the J. Oliver School more than #24 or McMullen - thanks, Suzie
School #25 - Union Township (South) - AKA North Union
This one is strange -- sometimes called Armantrout school (for man who gave the land) it was in Section #32 and was more often called North Union School which is odd since it was in South Union district :) - thanks to Suzie
School #28 -- Union Township- (North)
Located in Section 5 on property given by the Davison family, this was also known as Goben School (thanks to Suz)
School #31 (north Union Township)
The property for this school (Section #13) was given by the Pickerell family (1890ish) - thanks to Suz
School #32 (north Union Township)
Located on Section 26, the William Binford family gave the property for this school
School #38 (North Union)
Note: Although the Breaks School (see above) was supposed to have been built in 1906 I wonder if this is the Breaks School as it sounds exactly like it. Source: Waynetown Despatch Nov 9 1901
The new graded school No. 38 in the Breaks neighborhood will be ready for occupancy by the last of this week and the work of teachers will begin for the winter next Monday Nov 11. There will be about 120 pupils that will attend the school which replaces five other school houses. Many of the pupils will be hauled to the building and a three year high school cours will be taught. Earl Barnes is principal, Fred Chadwick has charge of the grammar grades and and the other teachers are Stella Wilson and May Talbot. The new building is of brick and is quite a handsome structure of four rooms and it is thought the new scheme of combining a number of poorly attended schools into one and giving the pupils better facilities for study will prove a success... Crawfordsville Journal
Thanks again to Ms Suzie from the Reference Department at the Crawfordsville District Public Library. The Servies school was also known as School #3, located in Scott Township and was in Section 17 on property given by one of the several Servies families in the area.
SHADY NOOK School (Union Township)
In the 300 South and Ladoga Road area (about 200 E) was Shady Nook and property was given for the school in 1857. It was still going strong in 1891 but not sure exactly when it closed. My daughter, local history library at Crawfordsville District Public Library wrote a blog about Shady Nook which tells much more - enjoy. This may also be one of the schools above.
Source: Crawfordsville Weekly Journal 30 Aug 1895 -- L. L. Harvey will teach at Wesley this fall. Ed Slavens will be principal at Shannondale. Sherman Vanscoyc will teach at No. 4 in Union. E. E. Fry will be retained at Rochester this year. W. B. Peterson will rusticate at No. 9, in Walnut. The attendance is the best ever held in the county. E. E. Vanscoyoc is retained at New Market'again. Miss Hintie Wray will build fires at Ash Pile again.
See School #15 - Union (South) -- Source: Crawfordsville Star Nov 24, 1893 -"Roll of Pupils" -- The following pupils of Shiloh school were on the roll of honor and received 100 in department during the past two months: Dicy Chadwick, May Hartly, Lida Lowe,Edna Chadwick, Hugh Chadwick, Tom Hartley, Otis Craine, Jesse Chadwick, Opal Elliott, Lonnie Lowek, Rose Chadwick, Annie McLure, Nora Hartley, Otte McLure, Laeala Smith, Emory Lowe, Willie Brocie, Roy Carrell, Esten Hartley. - kbz
Also known as School #2 in Ripley Township - on land in Section 4 given by the Hornbaker family - thanks to Suz
Located in the northern part of Union Chapel, this school (about 1890) was also known as Young's Chapel and School #9 -- was located in Section #34 on property given by the Snyder family - thanks to Suzie for this one :)
SOAP FACTORY School -- North Union Twp -- thanks, Suz
Located on Section #19 in North Union Twp, this school was also known as School #6 and Schleppy School and was on property given by the Schleppy family - about 1890. The picture here is probably taken about 1892, according to ages of the students included (thanks Suzie for catching this one, too)
(current school in the south district of Montgomery County) - section 6, Scott Twp - the plate below (thanks Dave Fullenwider) explains the schools that were consolidated into the current South district school
This school was located in the tiny burg of Maganolia which it was sometimes referred to and was also known as School #6. It was located on land given by the Pickett family.
This school was named for the local Stoner family and is where their children attended school. Usually if a school had a last name for its name, then the family gave the property. It is assumed so in this case. Thanks so much to Bill Boone for the nifty picture.
Located in Section #27, District #35, the school was also known as School 27 and was fairly assuredly on land given by John Thomas Stump (born 8 May 1820 Boone Co KY and died in Montgomery County 18 July 1903 - buried Weir Cemetery) - he had a family of 12 children and likely wanted them and his grandchildren to have a good education. In 1909-1910 the only teacher was Bina M. Thompson for all 8 grades. Thanks to the Crawfordsville District Public Library's awesome image database for this pic
Located in Section #18, this school existed at least in about 1895-1920 or so, built on land given by George Fruits - thanks to the Crawfordsville District Library's awesome image database for this picture -- unknown date but about 1910
-- Also called GOTT'S School) - my grandmother, Sarah Hazel Morgan Smith went to this school around 1905-10 - located in Section 36 of Brown Township, it was also called School #29
Swindler -- see Frog Island
Also referred to as School #4 and Denman School, this was located in Section #34 in Ripley Township in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Thanks to Suz
Sec 25, Coal Creek Township Range 5 - 1878 Atlas of Montgomery County
Tiger Valley (Walnut Township) - see School #3 - Walnut
This would have been around the Civil War era and definitely in Brown Township, near Browns Valley (mentioned in Lavinia Fullenwider Laughlin's obituary and she was born in 1855).
This school may have been on land given by Jacob Troutman - Troutman Station on the Indianapolis, Bloomington & Western RR and 3 mi. SW of Crawfordsville. Troutman was also a miller, and the Post Master at Troutman's Station. It was in Section #3, South Union (west half).
- Tuttle-Lincoln Soccer Game
- Tuttle School - 1957 - thanks so very much to Colin Thompson for this one :) This is one nifty picture and seems to be right as they were getting ready to tear it down - now, the one replacing it is being torn down. I know progress but I don't like progress some times :( kbz
Unknown Photos -- PLEASE help Identify :) THANKS
Source: March 15, 1903 Sunday Star (thanks, Jerry T :) -- Union Twp. has sold the following school houses & lots -- Vail, house and ground, to Wm. McClamroch, $209.
The Valley School was located in Clark Township - thanks to Bill Boone for providing the picture :)
(besides the historical things below, you might enjoy visiting the current Wabash College Website)
WALNUT GROVE (Brown Township)
- Source: Waveland Independent 21 October 1904 -- "25 Years Ago" (making it 1879) -- Four abandoned school houses in Brown Township were sold at the bank on Tuesday as follows: Walnut Grove to Isaac Davis $126; Penn to Aaron Graham, $100; Wasson to WH Brock $126; and Green to R.H. Hodgkin $45.
- In October (Source: Crawfordsville Star 12 Oct 1882) J.H. Eads is listed as the teacher for this Brown Township school - thanks Jerry T.
WALNUT GROVE (Coal Creek Township - School #1)
Walnut Grove -- Purchased in October 1841 - 1/3 Acres in Coal Creek Township Section #11 for the purpose of a school. This was in the middle of Section 11 - the road does not exist any longer but on early maps it shows a road left New Richmond going East and the school was on the North side of the road. When the railroad was built around 1880 this road became part of the railroad bed and the Walnut Grove School relocated to the south side of present-day New RIchmond-Linden Road, placing the school on the northern line of Section 14. Source: Montgomery Magazine April 1979 p 13 - a pupil gave a description of this chool after it had been moved. "There were two doors on the north, one for the boys to enter and the other for the girls. The Teacher's desk was at the entrance end of the building, with recitation benches facing it. Pupil's desks, most single but some double were behind the benches facing the teacher. A large heating stove sat in the middle of the room to roast the nearby pupils and freeze the far ones. There was no water at the school so the boys went to the house next door and carried drinking water. Behind the school was apond where students in the wintertime could shinny on the lake or skate." - thanks Suzie Zach Baldiwn.
Source: Waveland Independent 21 October 1904 -- "25 Years Ago" (making it 1879) -- Four abandoned school houses in Brown Township were sold at the bank on Tuesday as follows: Walnut Grove to Isaac Davis $126; Penn to Aaron Graham, $100; Wasson to WH Brock $126; and Green to R.H. Hodgkin $45.
Source: Weekly Argus News, Oct 15, 1898 under "Lowlands" -- School notes - Carrier Clements says of all the schools on his route, Watkins school is the school for him."
Note that Waveland especially but some of the other schools as well will have more on the "Photos - places - name of town" **Karen is an ALUMNUS of Waveland High School - Go Hornets!!!
Waveland Academy (Collegiate Institute)
- Waveland Academy -- these are the REAL academy buildings (clapboard) - 90% sure that the ones below (brick) are the first Waveland HS (built almost where the one we all knew/loved - slightly different place)
- Waveland Academy - #1
- Waveland Academy - #2 (nifty pic - I'd want my kids to go there)
- Waveland Academy - #3 (thanks Bill Boone)
- Waveland Collegiate Institute - 1868 graduation
- 1870 Article about the Institute
- 1873 Article about the Institute
- Note: 13 June 1913 Waynetown Despatch newspaper - this is the building torn down to create space for the building that those of us 50 + remember as their high school in Waynetown
- 1913 Waynetown School History with photos from "Waynetown Dispatch"
- Waynetown-Covington Basketball Game (1922 - love this pic)
- Waynetown School, early one
- Waynetown - old school with children in buggy (thanks so much to Viola Compton - via Sandra R for this nifty pic - taken about 1900)
- Waynetown Sports (Bill Boone again - he's awesome :)
- 1954 Gym Dedication
Weir -- see Bunker Hill
- Wesley Academy
- Source: Crawfordsville Weekly Journal 30 Aug 1895 -- L. L. Harvey will teach at Wesley this fall. Ed Slavens will be principal at Shannondale. Sherman Vanscoyc will teach at No. 4 in Union. E. E. Fry will be retained at Rochester this year. W. B. Peterson will rusticate at No. 9, in Walnut. The attendance is the best ever held in the county. E. E. Vanscoyoc is retained at New Market'again. Miss Hintie Wray will build fires at Ash Pile again.
Located in Union Township, the 1910-1911 teacher was Margaret Smith (Arvin - Union Township Schools).
Located on Section 9, Scott Township, this was also referred to as School #7 and was on property given by the nearby White family - there is a White family living near there today (2012) - hmmm - thanks to Suzie for this one, too
-- aka School #23 (located in Section #26 South Uion Twp)
- Brenton School (just north of Whitesville) - thanks, Bill Boone - never seen this one :)
- WHITESVILLE -- March 15, 1903 Sunday Star (thanks, Jerry T :) -- Union Twp. has sold the following school houses & lots - Whitesville, $25 to residents of school district No. 30 for a hall.
- Note: They may have built a new one as Charlie Arvin's 2000 listing (Union Township Schools) includes Will E. White as principal; Charles Shanks grades 6-8; Lola Ghormely 3-5 and Bertha Peterson 1-2 in the 1904-05 school year. (same source as below)
- Source: Union Township Schools byh Charles Arvin April 2000. Whitesville closed in 1951 -- the last teachers were: Roy Busher, Principal and Grades 608; Beulah Wingert Grades 3-5 and Ruth Joiner Grades 1-2. The custodian was Harry Wren and there were 60 pupils.
- Whitesville School (thanks, BB)
- Grade 4, Whitesville School, 1936 (see Jameson - thanks CDPL image file )
- Whitesville, outside - nifty picture from Mike Long :)
- 1886 Graduation Exercises - thanks so very very much to Pegeen for this cool piece of history - it's a tad hard to read so I've also typed it
Willow Creek - see School #20 - Union Township (South)
Willow Grove -- Also known as School #27 - Union Township (South - Section #20)
- A small area just south of present-day County Road 300 South on US 231 (left side of road) - there was a school, several houses, cemetery and likely a church that went with that cemetery. Names at the school in 1894-1895 were Snyder, Stephens, Vancleave, (Teacher O.W. Oliphant), Pickle, Miller, McMains (sp?), Demort (Demoret?), --- I'm blogging the cool picture on Monday - so, if you want to link to the pic it will be ready soon. Also, just got a 1903 Mills school pic too - & an old CHS - 1894 & an 1887 school pic with a Mr. Vanscoyoc as the teacher -- possibly Willow Grove - don't know for sure. This from daughter, Suzie Zach Baldwin, one great ref librarian :) -- Source: Crawfordsville Star, Jan 11, 1877 p 7 – Willow Grove School house four miles south of Crawfordsville on the Greencastle Road was partially consumed by fire on Tuesday afternoon. Wm. Hall, the teacher barely succeeded in saving the building.
Located in Crawfordsville on Wabash Avenue, this school was also known as "the castle." This school was referred to as the Old Willson School. This one is what we all have known as the Willson School (thanks to the Crawfordsville District Library for the link :) and was a grade school. Located at 500 East Jefferson, this is now the Even Start school. The original Willson school was named for Anna Willson a long-time teacher and principal.
This country school was located in Section #12 in the western half of Union Township (South part). It likely existed from the late 1800s to very early 1900s. In 1914-1915 D.V. Pittman had the upper 4 grades (4-8) and Hazel J. Hall grades 1-3. .
- Wingate first & second graders
- Wingate Sports (Bill Boone's SUPER SITE)
- Wingate -- Freshmen class 1922-23 -- thanks to Dean Boyer for this one -- names on back : Fossy; Mason; Abel; Olive & Hughes
- Wingate - Basketball player about 1922-24 (anyone know him? Thanks so much to Dean B for this one, as well)..
- Wingate school - 1908 - court injunction against building -- Thanks muches to Mary K for this nifty little article !..
- Chuck Clemans as a basketball player for Frank Allhands - thanks BIll Boone
- Wingate HS 1910 yearbook as part of the Coal Creek Township one
- Cool pic of a plate with the school on it - thanks to Paula Hedrick Davis on C"ville & Montgomery Co History Facebook page :) ..
Young's Chapel (see also Snyder)
- 1942 Young's Chapel class (back corner on left is :- MASON, Robert D.) - class at Young's Chapel School, 1942 - no others known but principal is (writing hard to read so hopefully it's correct) (Mrs) Irene Natdetlee Carner -- if you know anymore about the students here, the school .... please let me know !!
- Young's Chapel's total years is not known as of today (April 12, 2016) but it is known that it was in existence as early as 1906-07 school year. Their principal was B.E> Connelly; teacher for grades 5-7 was Edgar Marcum with Mary A. Hall 3-4 and Adda Fraley grades 1-2 (information from Charles Arvin's Union Twp. Schools 2000)..
- Young's Chapel about 1938-39 -- only known one is Robert Dale Mason (a Miss Cleveland taught there for several years and Joyce B - thanks kiddo - thought this looked like Miss Cleveland in her younger years - back row)..
- Young's Chapel - 1950 -- thanks so much to Joyce Patterson Bever - she's the cutie in front of the teacher -- most are identified by Joyce, thank goodness :)
- Young's Chapel School & Church - CDPL - they have some awesome "images"..
- Young's Chapel School - final year - 1953-54 -- also a CDPL photo
- Young's Chapel - 1950 baseball team - thanks again to Joyce B :) GREATLY APPRECIATED..
- Young's Chapel - about 1900 - thanks Joyce B :)
- Source: Crawfordsville Weekly Journal 10 March 1899 p 5 “Yountsville news” – Next Friday will be our last day of school at this place. Our teachers, Newt Gilkey and Miss Kittie Goble, have taught two profitable terms of school here and the teachers, as well as scholars, regret that the last day, “the saddest of the year,” has come. They have given perfect satisfaction, and the parents of each child are well pleased with the efforts they have put forth. May success follow them as they go in other places as it has here.
- class of 1919 - 1920
- Yountsville School (outside about 1935 - thanks to Edith Rush)
- Yountsville - basketball team 1937 -- thanks to Ron Keedy for this one :) Great Ron - love it!
Note: Sports Fans -- you might also enjoy Bill Boone's site for Girls' Basketball
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