Jefferson County

Page 4

One of Jefferson County's older schools, Clay Hill, was consolidated with Grand Prarie in 1950.  The last site of the school was between Baldwin Heights and Gilead Church in Sec. 6.  It can be reached by driving south on 51 and east one mile on the first road south of the county line road.  Dressed up for the camera, in this picture furnished by Mrs. Amos Watts, are: (first row) Clara Stonecipher, Goldie Fisher, Grace Sloat, Lena Sloat, Fern Roper, Grace Stonecipher, pearl Stonecipher, Lattie Baldridge, Flossie Fisher, Gladys Fisher, Roy Sloat and Guy Baldridge.  Second row: Ora ratts, Willard Baldridge, Lester Telford, Amos Baldridge, teacher Charlie Lee, Willie Roper, Floyd Turner, Cecil Fisher, and Johnie Krietemeyer.  Third row: Harry Baldridge, Clyde Hardy, Manley Hardy, Maud Fisher, Ethel Sanders, May Stonecipher and dwight Hardy.  Originally, the school stood one mile south of the last site, on land said to have been donated by thomas Ratts (later James Tate's farm). Today all that remains of the school are the ruins of the cellar and cistern.  How did the school get it's name?  all former students agree: once you've seen the poor land there, you don't bother to ask. 

SOURCE: Centralia Sentinal thursday, Dec 1, 1966 pg. 17
SUBMITTED BY: Floyd Turner ***The above Floyd Turner is the father of the submitter. 

Mt. Vernon Coal Mine 1859
SUBMITTED BY: Carmen D. Oslager
May 8, 1998 

1912 or 1913
Mt. Vernon Track Team
SUBMITTED BY: Carmen D. Oslager
May 8, 1998

My Great-Grandfather, Benjamin Franklin Bourland, along with one of his brother's, cousin, and brother in-law. 
Are pictured in this. My Gr-Grandfather is the one to the left, with

Photo Submitted By: Marla (BOURLAND) VanPelt


Visit RootsWeb
Please send additions & corrections to 
Jefferson County Coordinator Cindy Ford
© 2005 - 2014 by Cindy Ford
All rights reserved