The History of Herrin Catholic High School
Herrin (population 11,298) is located in Williamson County in far south central Illinois. The town is located
on Illinois Route 148 about five miles north of Illinois Route 13 and five miles west of Interstate Highway 57.
Pond Creek and Hurrican Creek both make their presense known in town. The Illinois Central Gulf and Atchison, Topeka,
& Santa Fe railroads both travel through Herrin as well.
According to the town's website page of http://www.herrinillinois.com/pages/civic_his-history.php , Herrin was established in the late 1800s and was officially incorporated in the year 1900. Herrin gained
its roots from the rich mining industry which inhabited the area in the late 1800s and early 1900s.
It is believed schooling was offered to the kids of Herrin in the late 1800s. we are only able to
speculate, but we believe that Herrin Catholic High School was started in the early 1900s. We further believe that HHS
may have closed her doors in the early 1950s. Again, this information is in need of verification.
Herrin Catholic High School Quick Facts
late 1800s / early 1900s
Herrin Catholic HS team nickname: unavailable
Herrin Catholic HS team colors: unavailable
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