SCHOOLS of SANGAMON COUNTY
Submitted by Debbie Quinn

Country schools in Sangamon County were recorded as early as the 1820's according to the 1874 Atlas of Sangamon County. When country schools were first established , some landowners deeded about an acre of land to the school district with the provision that when the property was no longer used as a school, the land reverted to the original owner or his heirs.

The Ordiance of 1785 stated that "Section 16" of each of the 26 townships be set aside for the maintenance of the schools. One-room school buildings were erected as the population grew and were usually within walking distance. The early schools had a fall term and a spring term, which were often taught by different teachers. Most of the schools had poor lighting and heat, wells and no plumbing then around 1912 the Illinois Legislature set up uniform school standards which were to be completed by 1917. The standards were: Each building was to have two doors, front and back; a jacketed furnace in a back corner of the room; windows on the left side of the pupils' desks; an ante-room for lunch pails, coats, and dringking cups; a cement walk in front; a certified teacher; and county examinations held at specific times. This was called a "standard school".


The schools are listed under townships. Click on the township and it will take you to the schools within that township. You can also search by school name here.

Auburn Township

Ball Township


Buffalo Hart Township


Cartwright Township


Chatham Township


Clear Lake Township


Cooper Township


Cotton Hill Township



Lanesville Township


This list was taken from the book "Country Schools of Sangamon County".

ALLEN

AMERICA

ARNOLD

BARCLAY

BATES

BEAVER DAM

BELL

BELLEFOUNTAIN

BEREA

BERRY

BICE

Bissell

BLUFF

BRECKENRIDGE

BUCKHART

BULLARD

BUMGARNER

BUNKER HILL [CURRAN]

BUNKER HILL [CARTWRIGHT]

CANTRALL

CASCADE

CENTRAL POINT

CHERRY GROVE

Clarke

Clayville

Clear Lake

COLEAN

COLLEGE CORNER

CORRELL

COTTAGE HILL

COUNTY LINE

CRACKNECK

CROSS PLAINS

CROWS MILL

CUMMINGS

CURRAN

DAN JONES

DRENNAN

DRURY JONES

DUNLAP

EAST SIDE

EAST PLEASANT HILL

ENTERPRISE

 

FAIR PLAY

FAIRVIEW / Epler

FANCY CREEK

FLETCHER

FOREST GROVE

Fairview (Cartwright)

Fork Prairie

FOUTCH

Franklin

GEORGETOWN

GLENARM

Grand Prairie

GRIGGS

HARBART

Harrison

HAZEL DELL

HAZLETT

HEDGE

HIGHLANDS

HIGH WATER MARK

HONG KONG

HOPEWELL

HUDSON

HUMPHREY

INDEPENDENCE

ISLAND GROVE

   

JAMESON

JOHN'S CREEK

JORDAN

JUNCTION

KENTUCKY

LAKE

LANESVILLE

LARRABEE

LEONARD

LIBERTY

LOCUST GROVE

LOCUST LANE

LYNDORRA

MAPLE GROVE

MARTIN

MORGAN

MOTTARVILLE

MOUND GROVE

MOUND SEMINARY

MT. PLEASANT

MT. VERNON

MT. ZION

NEW CITY

NEW COLLEGE

NIPPER

NORTH COTTON HILL

NORTH CROW'S MILL

NORTH ROUND PRAIRIE

NUCKOLLS

     

OAK GROVE

OAK RIDGE [CHATHAM]

OAK RIDGE [DIVERNON]

Oak Hill

ODER

O'NEAL

PATTON [AUBURN]

PATTON [NEW BERLIN]

PLEASANT HILL

PLEASANT VALLEY

PLEASANT VIEW

Plunkett

POFFENBARGER

PRAIRIE

PROSPECT

PROSPERITY

PROVIDENCE

PULL HAUL

RAY

Richland

RICKARD

RIDGEWOOD

RIENZI

SANDERS

SAND HILL

SANGAMO CENTER

SANGAMON TOWN

SHELBYTOWN

SEMINARY

SHERMAN [TALKINGTON]

SMITH

SOUTH COTTON HILL

SOUTH CROW'S MILL

SOUTH ROUND PRAIRIE

SOUTHERN VIEW

STARNE

STRODE

SUGAR CREEK

SUNNY SIDE

SUNNY SLOPE

TALBOTT

TAYLOR

TILSON

TIPTON

TUCKER

UNION [CHATHAM]

UNION [ILLIOPOLIS]

VICTORY

WALNUT GROVE

WANLESS

Washburn

WEST GRAND

WEST GROVE

WEST SIDE

White

WIGGINS

WRIGHT

Yankeetown

 

 


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