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7.21.2016

Random Wise County School District Question

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The Internet tells me this is a map of Wise County school districts in the 1930s. Can anyone confirm that? And, although I doubt it, are there any old school houses (or at least remnants of them) still remaining?

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

The Boonsville community center is what is left of the school building that was in use till late 40s or early 50s. There is a picture or two of the old building inside.

Anonymous said...

The Blewett School is still standing. Really bad condition now but it was used as a community center in the 70's. It held club night once a month I think. It was fun back in the day for everyone to meet and share a meal and play games and just visit. Good times as a kid.

Anonymous said...

Lone Star is now a ghost town. So is Rhome.

Anonymous said...

I'll research that for you Skippy, but I'll have to charge the same billable hours rate that you charge your drunk driving clients. Deal?

Anonymous said...

Dewey- Red Willow is a down to a frame and sub flooring.

Anonymous said...

The Cottondale building is still up and in great shape.

Anonymous said...

Vandals destroyed the Rhome school

Anonymous said...

Former County Judge Charles Willhite, put signs up across the county showing where the schools were located. Most of the signs are still standing.

Anonymous said...

Newark school is now the city hall.

Anonymous said...

It would have been helpful to have had this map back in the day when my grandparents generation would talk about different schools they went to around the area. The names never meant much to me, but, of course, they were meaningful to them.

Anonymous said...

Greenwood school was sold and became a private residence. The gym was wonderful. Anybody know if it's still used that way?

Anonymous said...

There are still remnants of the old Arkansas school (spelled on the map as Arkansaw) about 30-40 yards south of Arkansas Cemetery. If I remember right, there's a big chunk of some concrete steps there.

Anonymous said...

Why so many districts in a county with so small a population? Still too many. Consolidate many, reduce administrative staff and save much $$$.