Built in 1888, Monmouth’s Central School was the site of the 1928 Warren County Final and Scholarship Examinations. At the time, the school, located at 401 East Second Ave., housed grades 1–6. It later became a junior high and was replaced by a modern junior high building in 1960.

Despite primitive conditions, country schools educated students well

Editor and historian for Monmouth College. Avid researcher of western Illinois history for 40 years. FB and Twitter. jrankin@monmouthcollege.edu

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