"The coming of the I, I. & I. Railroad in 1900 brought to the county an additional village. In Magnolia
township one of the principal local promoters of this road was Hon. J. M. McNabb, at that time county judge.
The railroad company felt that it was to its interest to establish a station somewhere in Magnolia township, so they bought
Judge McNabb's farm at the highest price that was ever paid for land in the county, and laid out a little
town which they rightly named McNabb.
Its development has not been up to expectations, but what the future holds for it we may not yet discover.
It is already a social and business center for the community. It has two or three good stores, two elevators, a lumber yard
and a hotel. It also has two rural mail routes emanating from its office. A banking house under the name of the "Farmers'
Bank of McNabb" is managed by Judge McNabb, cashier and one of the proprietors. There is a thriving Danish
church in the village, and a new school building to two stories and two teachers. The Toluca, Marquette &
Northern Railroad also runs through the town.
McNabb can boast of one feature that no other town in the county possesses. They have a regular sale stable
where public sales of fancy and blooded stock take place. They have a commodious hall in which social and literary entertainments
are held. Taking all in all, the village has made an interesting social center."
We have very little information regarding the the school system in McNabb. We know that in 1907 there
was a two-story school building in town, likely for grades 1 - 8. We were told in speaking with a local citizen that McNabb
school once offered a two-year course of high school study as well. Our source's father attended the two-year high school
in McNabb and then had the choice of continuing his education in either Granville or Swaney high schools.
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