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
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