Adams County Schools

Franklin School

In 1843 the first school-house was built by the town authorities. This was a two-story brick building on the Franklin school lot, on Fifth street, which was torn down to make room for the new brick edifice now there. Its dimensions were about 40x60 feet, and it contained two rooms, which did excellent service at the time, and, in fact, continued to be used for nearly thirty years to good advantage to the young people who attended the school.

[Source: The History of Adams County, Illinois, Chicago: Murray, Williamson & Phelps, 85 Washington St. 1879 - Transcribed by Debbie Gibson]


Class Pictures
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Franklin School 1935-1936

Edna Juanita Goodwin born May 23, 1921 - 2nd row 4th from the left [Submitted by Gil Hoover son of Edna]


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