The History of Shobonier High School
Shobonier (population approximately 400) is located in southwestern Illinois in
the southwestern portion of Fayette County. U.S. Route 51 serves as the eastern border of Shobonier. County Road 23 passes
by the south side of town. Shobonier is located about 7 miles due south of Vandalia.
Shobonier was platted in 1855 along the Illinois Central Railroad. The town is named after a Potawatomie
Native American leader who resided in that area in the 1830s. If you have have ANY information about the history
of this town or its former high school please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org .
The fact that Shobonier once hosted a school that offered high school classes was discovered by Roberta
VanBriesen. Roberta found a PodCast in which a gentleman spoke of the former high school Districts of Fayette
County. Among were the following: Bingham, Brownstown, Farina, La Clede, Ramsey, Shobonier, St. Elmo, St. James, and Vandalia. The underlined schools are now closed and have a page on this site.
We are not certain when Shobonier High School closed her doors. We only know that the kids of Shobonier
attend school in Vandalia today.
Shobonier High School Quick Facts
Year opened: ??
late 1940s (?)
Consolidated to: Vandalia
Shobonier HS team nickname: ??
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Shobonier HS Fight Song: ??