Jefferson Township High School in Whitley County

Last week a former one-room schoolhouse in Kosciusko County was featured, this week it will be a former high school in Jefferson Township of Whitley County. The former Jefferson Township High School building still stands at the corner of County Road 500 East and County Road 700 South. According to information provided by the Whitley County Historical Museum in Columbia City (which I recommend you visit sometime), the building was built during the summer and fall of 1901 by the township trustee, Lewis W. Dunfee. It replaced a brick building at the same location that had been built in 1889. Jefferson Township High School served as a consolidation high school for the township. The high school building was expanded during the 1930s. I am told the building now serves as a Baptist school.



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My name is Tim Ashley and I am a newspaper editor/reporter/photographer in Milford, Indiana, and live in nearby Goshen, Indiana. A deeply held and sincere passion of mine is history and learning from the past. I enjoy a wide variety of history topics, but particularly local history, noted American highways (Lincoln Highway and Route 66), railroad history and the Civil War. I believe we can learn much from the past and that past shapes who we are today. I also enjoy visiting museums and historical sites, as well as taking photos of remnants from the past still standing.
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2 Responses to Jefferson Township High School in Whitley County

  1. James A Hartley says:

    The Jefferson Township High School is owned by the Baptist Church but no longer used for any function.

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