The following table includes all of the known schools in Cole County, Missouri at the time of the Historic Cole County Atlas of 1914. The source of the location data for these schools is as follows:
Schools with an asterisk (*) appearing after the name have latitude and longitude that was estimated from position on the Cole County Historic Atlas of 1914. Schools with the pound symbol (#) appearing after the name have latitude and longitude that was derived from the works of James McHenry, "Cultural Resources of Cole County", and were not otherwise located.
Source of other location data is from U.S. Geological Service, Geographic Naming Information Service (USGS-GNIS), as it appeared on the 1:25,000 quadrangle topographic maps.
The historic schools of Cole County are one of the cultural resources of our past that should receive more attention when documenting them due to the fact that they were the center of learning of the time and were essential to the development of our culture. The "one room schools" or "rural schools" are foreign to the children and young adults of today's world and the knowledge of what remains of this system of schools should be shared with current and future generations. Please note that there are nine (9) schools which were unidentified as to the name and should receive special attention when attempting to document them.
Please help us document these schools with school names, teachers and the years when they served, photos of the school and classes that attended and finally, recollections of the school, fellow students, teachers and what occurred there. Thanks for participating in this effort.