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The History of Woodson High School
 
Woodson (population 559) is located in lower-western Illinois in the southwest portion of Morgan County. Illinois Route 267 and State Highway 967 both travel through Woodson. Route 67 connects Woodson to Interstate Highway 72 about four miles lto the north. The Spoon Creek passes through the north side of town.  The Kansas City Southern Railroad passes by the east side of Woodson.  Jacksonville is located about six miles north of Woodson.
 
The history of the town of Woodson and its former school system is needed. We have heard from former Woodson student, John M. Cloninger. He advises Woodson High was a three-year school for many years, with the students wishing to complete their fourth year doing so at nearby Murrayville. Woodson High continued for one more year after Murrayville High closed in 1947. The high school students of Woodson were then bused to the Jacksonville School District for their education. In 1948, Woodson High had a junior class of two students.   
 
Grade school students attended (and still do today) the Murrayville-Woodson Grade School in Murrayville. The fate of the Woodson school building is a sad one as it was torn down several years ago..
 
Woodson High School Quick Facts
 
Year opened:                           late 1800s(?)
Year closed:                           1948
Consolidated to:                      Jacksonville School District
Woodson HS team nickname:  unavailable
Woodson HS team colors:       unavailable
School Fight Song:                  unavailable 
Athletics and Extra-Curriculars
 
It is quite likely that the Woodson boys competed in basketball, baseball, and possibly track. We are in need of this information as well. School team nickname, colors, fight song, and coach's names are also being sought. 
 
It is probable that Woodson had an FFA club, an FHA club, as well as other extra-curricular activities for its students. We are hopeful a former student or resident can help us fill in these blanks.
 
Help Us If You Can
 
There is a ton of information we are missing. There are also many accomplishments which should be remembered and documented. If you have any information, including a photo of the high school building, please forward it to us via e-mail at ihsgdwebsite@comcast.net. You can also write to us at:
 
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6439 N. Neva St.
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