Schools - Macoupin County IL

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Schools
Macoupin County IL

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Pictures of Schools and Classes by Township
  Donated pictures.
Rural School Location Maps 1915 to 1932
Check for Available Records Addresses Proves age by book won at Spelling Match
and Can you pass the 1895 8th grade exam?

 Link:
Old Records Online (1900-1930 - some missing

Found at the Regional Office of Education #40












This Rural School Table Includes:
1. Boxes layed out like the townships in the county
2. Click on each link for each US Geological Survey map showing the listed rural schools.
3. A list of rural schools in each township included on 1915 to 1932 US Geological Surveys

Scottville Twp
Rural School Map
T12N-R9W
Hettick Point,
Mt. Moriah,
Nation,
Panther Creek,
Sunny Point,
Oak Hill,
Workman

North Palmyra Twp
Rural School Map
T12N-R8W
Berean,
Bethel,
Chapman Point,
East Union,
Grimmett,
Horton,
Landreth,
Ruthland,
Whippoorwill.

North Otter Twp
Rural School Map
T12N-R7W
American,
Buchanan,
Franklin,
Greenland,
Sugar Creek,
Washington.

Virden Twp
Rural School Map
Coultas,
Miller,
Star.
--- T12N-R6W ---
Girard Twp
Rural School Map
Ball,
Lynchburg,
Pleasant Hill,
Prairiedale.

Barr Twp
Rural School Map
T11N-R9W
Goshen,
Maxfield,
Mt Ragan,
Victory,
Washington.

South Palmyra Twp
Rural School Map
T11N-R8W
Denby,
Dresser Mill,
Duncan,
Hazel Green,
Mt. Olive,
Simpson Hill.

South Otter Twp
Rural School Map
T11N-R7W
Blooming Grove,
Douglas,
East Fariview,
Hazel Green,
Hickory Point,
Kasten,
Pleasant Hill,
Prairie Chapel,
Victory.

Nilwood Twp
Rural School Map
T11N-R6W
Boston Chapel,
Cherry Grove,
Lake Fork,
Lynn Grove,
New Hope,
Shiloh.
South Standard City

Western Mound Twp
Rural School Map
T10N-R9W
Eureka,
Ireland,
Keller,
Mt. Vernon,
Piney,
Sulphur Springs.

Bird Twp
Rural School Map
T10N-R8W
Bear Rough,
Laurel Hill,
Maple Grove,
Oak Grove,
West Fairview,
West Woodlawn.

Carlinville Twp
Rural School Map
T10N-R7W
Anderson,
Brick,
Burton,
Chisholm,
East Woodlawn,
Gore,
Oakland.

Shaws Point Twp
Rural School Map
T10N-R6W
Centerview,
Pleasant Point,
Robley,
Rural,
Shaw Point.

Chesterfield Twp
Rural School Map
T9N-R9W
Albany,
Harmony,
Harmony,
(two Harmony schools)
Victory.

Polk Twp
Rural School Map
T9N-R8W
East Liberty
Hazelwood
?Dorman
Long Point
Union
Raffurty

Brushy Mound Twp
Rural School Map
T9N-R7W
Brushy Mound,
Oak Hill,
Spanish Needle,
Washington.

Honey Point Twp
Rural School Map
T9N-R6W
Brown,
Enterprise,
Hickory Grove,
Honey Point,
New Era,
West Point.

Shipman Twp
Rural School Map
T8N-R9W
Prairie Dell,
Maple Grove,
Reno.

Hilyard Twp
Rural School Map
T8N-R8W
Centerville,
Corrington Chapel,
Hood, Hopewell,
Locust Grove,
Pleasant Grove,
Snedekers Grove.

Gillespie Twp
Rural School Map
T8N-R7W
Adams,
Elmwood,
Grimes,
Red.

Cahokia Twp
Rural School Map
T8N-R6W
Elmwood,
Mt. Olive,
Silver Creek,
Sunnyside,
Yoch.

Brighton Twp
Rural School Map
T7N-R9W
Bruggman,
Dehne,
Ingersoll,
Jonesboro,
Loux,
Sterling.

Bunker Hill Twp
Rural School Map
T7N-R8W
Benner,
Burton,
Hickory Grove,
Smalleytown.

Dorchester Twp
Rural School Map
T7N-R7W
Isaac,
Lower West Prairie,
Lurken,
Nest,
Pleasant Ridge,
Springdale.

Mount Olive Twp
Rural School Map
North Bend
--- T7N-R6W ---
Staunton Twp
Rural School Map
Eichmeyer


Rural School Districts in Macoupin County

contributed by Carolyn Jones Bettis

Larry Pfeiffer, Regional Superintendent, Macoupin County Schools, that his office has files of rural schools after 1915 and prior to that date, the records were kept in the individual schools and would probably be located in one of the nine school districts currently in place today in Macoupin County.
District No. leads to an address below this table for each District.

Check with the Regional Superintendent's office for available records and times the office is open. (or closed for some unknown reason). 217/854-4016. 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

His office and the nine school disricts welcomes persons looking for information of these past schools, teachers, students, researchers, etc, who are interested in such data. They welcome personal visits or requests by mail and will make every attempt to comply with all requests in a timely manner.

Specific dates of operation for individual rural schools are not available. Requests will have to be made and the respective office will conduct a search and forward a reply of their findings.

School No. Name of School District No.
School No.
Name of School
District No.
1 Star 3
97
Keller
1
2 Ball 3
98
Atwater
1
3 Prairie Dale 3
99
Burton
1
4 Virden 4
100
Brown
7
5 Pleasant Hill 4
102
Hickory Grove
7
6 Miller 3
103
Honey Point
7
7 Union 3
104
New Era
1
8 Girard 3
105
Burke
1
9 Lynchburg 3
106
Elmwood
7
10 Brighton 9
107
Enterprise
1
11 Liberty 3
108
Hornsby
7
12 Upper Grove 4
109
Washington
7
13 Sugar Creek 4
110
Brushy Mound
1
14 Greenland 7
111
Oak Hill
1
15 American 4
112
Spanish Needle
1
16 Franklin 3
113
East Liberty
1
17 Buchanan 2
114
Oak Ridge
1
18 Washington 4
115
Whip-Poor-Will
2
19 Chapman's Point 2
116
Nation
2
20 Oakland Grove/
Rinctum
3
117
Hazelwood
1
21 Ruthland/ 
Frog Pond
2
118
Hopewell
1
22 Independence 2
119
Dorman
1
23 East Union 2
120
Union
9
24 Grimmett 2
121
Albany
1
25 Palmyra 2
122
Chesterfield
1
26 Bethel 2
123
Harmony
9
27 Modesto 2
124
Summerville
9
28 Berean 2
125
Victory
9
29 Landreth 2
126
Medora
9
30 Mt. Moriah 2
127
Sunnyside
7
31 Workman 2
128
Eickmeyer
5
32 Panther Creek 2
129
Spring Creek
7
33 Center View 1
130
Yoch
7
34 Hettick Point 2
131
Williams/Henderson
7
35 Oak Hill 2
132
Gillespie
7
36 Scottville 2
133
Benld
7
37 Sunny Point 2
134
Wilsonville
7
38 Boston Chapel 3
135
Dorchester
7
39 New Hope 3
137
Grimes
7
40 Shiloh 1
138
Atkins
1
41 Lake Fork 1
139
Red
7
42 Cherry Grove 3
140
Adams
7
43 White City 5
141
Pleasant Grove
1
43 Lind Grove 3
142
Corrington Chapel
1
44 Nilwood 3
143
Centerville
9
44 Greenridge 3
144
Snedeker Grove
1
45 Prairie Chapel 1
145
Plainview
1
46 Kasten 1
146
Locust Grove
9
47 Hickory Point 1
147
Hood
8
48 Hazel Green 3
148
Shipman
9
49 East Fairview 1
149
Hill Grove
9
50 Nesbit 5
150
Piasa CC
9
51 Burton 9
151
Prairie Dell
9
53 Douglas 2
152
Maple Grove
5
54 Blooming Grove 2
153
Mt. Olive
5
55 Denby 1
154
Silver Creek
5
56 Duncan 2
155
Staunton
6
57 Hazel Greeen 2
156
Sawyerville
7
58 Simpson Hill 2
156
North Bend
7
59 Dresser Mill 2
157
Springdale
1
60 Mt. Olive Rural 2
158
West Prairie
7
61 Goshen 2
159
Pleasant Ridge
7
62 Hettick 2
160
Luken
7
64 Mt. Ragan 6
161
Ness
8
65 Victory 2
162
Smalleytown
8
66 Washington 2
163
Millville
8
67 Maxfield 2
164
Bunker Hill
8
69 Shaws Point 1
165
Pleasant Hill
8
70 Standard City 1
166
Liberty
8
71 Robley 7
167
Woodburn
8
72 Rural 1
168
Ingersoll
9
73 Pleasant Point 1
169
Sterling / Eddington
9
74 Oakland 1
170
Brueggemann
9
75 Prairie Glen/ 
Red Brick
1
171
Jonesboro
9
76 Anderson 1
172
Miles
9
77 Sheridan/Gore 1
173
Dehne
9
78 Apple Grove 1
174
McKinley
9
79 Carlinville 1
175
Eagerville
5
81 East Woodlawn 1
177
Victory / East Douglas
3
82 Chisholm 1
178
McVey
?probably #3 or #1
83 Maple Grove 1
179
Laux
7
84 Long Point 1
180
Gillespie CHS
7
85 Laurel Hill 1
181
Medora THS
9
86 West Fairview 1
182
Girard THS
3
87 West Woodlawn 1
183
Mt. Olive CHS
5
88 Bear Rough
Picture 1904
1
184
Benld THS
7
89 Enos 1
185
183 Carlinville CHS 1
1
90 Oak Grove 2
186
Scottville CHS
2
91 Raffurty 1
187
Chesterfield CHS
1
92 Eureka 1
188
Shipman CHS
9
93 Sulphur Springs 1
190
Modesto CHS
2
94 Mt. Vernon 2
192
Brighton CHS
9
95 Piney 2
193
Staunton CHS
6
96 Western Mound 2
194
Hettick CHS
2




195
Palmyra CHS
2




196
Virden CHS
4
District Offices
Superintendent
Macoupin County Schools

220 N. Broad
Carlinville, IL 62626
217-854-4016
Community Unit
District #1

812 W. Main
Carlinville, IL 62626
217-854-9823
Northwestern Community Unit
Dist. #2

RR1, Box 8
Palmyra, IL 62674
217-436-2011
Community
District #3

525 N. Third
Girard, IL 62640
217-627-2915
Community Unit
District #4

231 W. Fortune
Virden, Il 62690
217-965-4226
School
District #5

804 W. Main
Mt. Olive, IL 62069
217-999-7831
Community Unit
District #6

701-80l N. Deneen
Staunton, IL 62088
618-635-3838
Community Unit
District #7

510 W. Elm
Gillespie, Il 62033
617-839-2464
Community Unit
District #8

Meissner School
504 E. Warren
Bunker Hill, Il 62014
618-585-3116
Southwestern Community
District #9

PO Box 100
Piasa, Il 62079
618-729-3221




State Register Special Service about 1936 - from Karen Greeling
Proves Age By Book Won At Spelling Match
State Register Special Service
Carlinville, Ill., March 13. -- Green Adcock, 79, of North Otter township appeared before the old age pension board Thursday and made application for a pension and in order to establish his age he produced a child story book, which he won in 1867. The inscription in the book read, "Presented to Master Green Adcock for his excellency in spelling, July 11, 1867, by his teacher Nannie Stewart." Miss Stewart was the teacher of district 17, then in North Otter township. Mr Adcock further related how the seats in the school were made; they being made of slabs taken from logs and were put together with pegs. The book he produced was 69 years of age and was in excellent condition. In the book was a paper ten cent piece of money issued in 1854. Each day Mr. Mansfield states, someone brings various objects to the office to assist in establishing their age.

Can you pass an 1895 8th grade final examination?
A copy is located at the Smoky Valley Genealogical Society and Library in Salina, KS, site? In 1914, Macoupin County 8th graders went to the courthouse to take the 8th grade examination which I would think was similar to this exam.



School Pictures

Barr Township School Pictures

Bird Township School Pictures
Bear Rough School and Students, Bird Township, 1904 Picture
Brighton Township School Pictures
(Bott School-1927 - believed to be across the border from Brighton Twp in Madison County)
Brushy Mound Township School Pictures
Spanish Needle Brushy Mound Township Class List 1886
Bunker Hill Township Pictures
Smalleytown School, Section 3 Bunker Hill Twp Pic 1 - Pic 2 - Pic 3 - Pic 4 - School on Andrew Smalley land, Andrew came from NJ. Andrew's daughter Frances was first teacher. Miles Station Rd off Rt 159, north side of rd abt a mile from Rt 159.
   (and David Smalley Ancestral Home Smalleytown NJ Pic 1 and Pic 2 and gravestone)
Cahokia Township School Pictures
Benld School - 1920 - 3rd Grade donated for use by David Richard

Benld School - 1920 - 6th Grade donated for use by David Richard

Benld School - 1930 - 3rd Grade donated for use by David Richard
Carlinville Township School Pictures
Carlinville City School No. 3 Catalogue In the Winter Session of 1858-9

Carlinville Free School
built 1866 from Elisabeth Herndon


Carlinville High School - Early picture


Carlinville School - probably a first grade class about 1913 - most students are unidentified


Carlinville School 1914 to 1916? probably 2nd or 3rd grade - most students are unidentified


Carlinville School 1919-1920 - probably Seventh Grade - most students are unidentified


Carlinville School - 1920-1921 probably 8th Grade - most students are unidentified


Carlinville Sunnyside School 5th Grade 1922 - most students are unidentified


Carlinville School 1918-1919 - First Grade - most students are unidentified


Carlinville School - 1919-1920? probably second grade - most students are unidentified


Carlinville School 1920-1921? or 1921-1922 probably 3rd or 4th grade - most students are unidentified


Carlinville - Stoddard Hall Blackburn College

Chesterfield Township School Pictures
Medora High School 1934 Yearbook

Dorchester Township School Pictures

Gillespie Township School Pictures
Gillespie School - Probably 1922  donated for use by David Richard 
   "It is probably 1922 as I think I recognize my father Andrew Menzie (born 1907) 3rd from left in the front row in the photo.
He graduated in 1926 from Gillespie High.  He looks much younger than the photos in his 1925 year book."
Margaret Menzie Teague

Grimes Class Picture, Gillespie Township, November 27, 1894
Girard Township School Pictures
Girard High School Class of 1905

Girard East Elementary School 1911-1912

Girard Elementary School 3rd Grade Class of 1946
Hilyard Township School Pictures
Plainview Elementary, Hilyard Township - Oct 1921

Honey Point Township School Pictures

Mount Olive Township School Pictures
Mount Olive High School Graduates - 1895-1910 - names only

Mount Olive Public School Room #4 -1909

Nilwood Township School Pictures
Boston Chapel - Nilwood Township

Nilwood Elementary School picture - built 1927


Nilwood High School - Nilwood Township


Old Cherry Grove - Nilwood Township

New Cherry Grove - Nilwood Township


South Standard City - Nilwood Township
North Otter Township School Pictures
Franklin School - North Otter Township
North Palmyra Township School Pictures
Palmyra High School - 1906 Commencement program Macoupin County IL
Polk Township School Pictures
Raffurty Schoolhouse, Polk Township
Scottville Township School Pictures

Shaws Point Township School Pictures

Shipman Township School Pictures
Shipman 7th and 8th - 1927
South Otter Township School Pictures
Hazel Green - South Otter Township

Pleasant Hill - South Otter Township

Pleasant Hill - South Otter Township


Pleasant Hill - South Otter Township Class - Teacher Ora Edith Lemarr Fullington
- another picture same class
Prairie Chapel - South Otter Township

South Palmyra Township School Pictures
Denby - South Palmyra Township

Liberty - South Palmyra Township
Mount Olive Students 1912 (not the town Mount Olive) School District south of Palmyra
Staunton Township School Pictures
Staunton - 8th Grade - about 1916

Virden Township School Pictures
Virden High School circa 1908 Picture

Virden Bulldogs 1928 or 1929


Virden High School 1930 Graduating Class with Program

Western Mound Township School Pictures
Ireland - Western Mound Township



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