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Libraries

September 7, 2010

The schools of Liberty Township

(Continued)

The first high school in Liberty Township (c. 1898) was in a large Romanesque building at Cartersburg. Students desiring education above the eighth grade were taught in this building. After a few years it was noted that most of the students coming to Cartersburg lived in Clayton, so it was decided to take the mountain to Mohamed and move the high school to Clayton, where it remained until the consolidation of Clayton, Amo, and Stilesville in 1964.

The one-room schools in the township slowly faded away, leaving only the larger buildings in Belleville, Hazelwood, Cartersburg, and Clayton. Belleville, Hazelwood and Cartersburg educated students to eighth grade, then they matriculated to Clayton for high school.

Only two one-room schools still stand in the township: Center Valley No. 12 on S.R. 39, just north of the I-70 interchange, and Scott No. 10 on C.R. 100 W., south of C.R. 750 S.

Even the large buildings in Cartersburg, Belleville and Clayton are gone; Mill Creek East Elementary is on the site of the former Clayton school.

Clayton-Liberty Township Library has a number of archival materials about its township schools, and memoirs of several former students telling of their days in those buildings. They make good reading.

— Ann Cummings is staff archivist for the Clayton-Liberty Township Public Library.

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