The History of Omaha High School
Omaha (population 263) is located in far southeastern Illinois in northwestern Gallatin County. Illinois
Route 1 runs through the center of Omaha and connects it to Illinois Route 141 just one mile to the north. The Prairie
Trunk Railroad runs to the east of Omaha. A branch of the Cane Creek flows to the east of town as well. Harrisburg
sits about 20 miles southwest of Omaha.
The history of Omaha and its former high school are in need of research. Speculation leads us to conclude
that Omaha residents began a high school for their children in the late 1800s or early 1900s. We believe that Omaha
High may have closed in the late 1940s. We are certain that Omaha High consolidated with its neighbor to the north, Norris City. The result of this effort was the creation of the Norris City-Omaha School District.
In 1985 Enfield joined Norris City-Omaha to create the Norris City-Omaha-Enfield School District.
The fate of the original Omaha school building is being sought.
Omaha High School Quick Facts
late 1800s / early 1900s
Consolidated to: Norris
City-Omaha School District
Omaha HS team nickname: unavailable
Omaha HS team colors: unavailable
School Fight Song: unavailable