Early Board of Education Records

Before the founding of Scott County in January 1839, citizens of this region of Morgan County operated schools that were partially funded by county taxes. The practice of forming county school districts continued until there were a total of 52 districts in 1932. The early teachers of these schools kept attendance records to calculate their […]

Charred School Bell Fragment from School House

This heavy iron fragment, charred black by fire, is what remains of the bell that hung inside the tower of the original Winchester Public School. Built in 1865, the building featured 10 school rooms, an office, and a furnace room. The structure was destroyed by fire on October 4, 1899 and a new school building […]