County Commissioners and Historical Society are working to preserve the history of the rural schools. You will see these signs at the sites of the schools. More information on the school can be found at the DCHS Museum across from the courthouse in Maysville.
A map of the location of the rural schools in DeKalb County. At the bottom of this page is a pdf of this map that you can view or download.
Classes organized in 1858, School building built in 1911 by Frank Owen. Classes continued until 1947. Students joined Cameron school in 1952.
Located at intersection of HWY C and Gridley Rd. SW corner. 39.80866225887325, -94.29947096720046
First Building in 1874 with 50 students. Current building 1910. School ran until 1942 and students went to Clarksdale school. Located on Hwy O, 2 1/2miles east of Clarksdale. Restoration has been done and you may be able to enter to view the interior.
A unique building built in 1878 by Willis Burton is a geometric nearly round shape which was architecturally fashionable and more economical to build. The school closed in 1954. Efforts to preserve it eventually failed but a beautiful scale model is located at the DCHS Museum complete with miniature furniture.
This is a photo taken before it was razed. The unique shape along with the blue roof set the building off as one of a kind. For a while it was listed as a historical landmark in need of preservation in Missouri.