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POASTTOWN'S HISTORY

Poasttown Elementary School was dedicated in 1937. Before it was a school there were multiple train wrecks with casualties within a mile of the property.

The building is currently owned and operated by Darrell and Brenda Whisman.


Darrell and Brenda Whisman

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POASTTOWN 50TH ANNIVERSARY CARD 1937-1987
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POASTTOWN SCHOOL DEDICATION SEPTEMBER 1937

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The six gentlemen seen in this photograph made up the Madison Township School Board when Poasttown Elementary School was opened. The school opened on September 7, 1937, but was not dedicated until April 15, 1938. Dr. Walter Collins gave the dedicatory address, and County School Superintendent C.H. Williams also spoke. The members of the School Board were, front row left to right: George Finkbone, Carl Seigel and Nathan Weikel. Back row left to right: Lacy Keith, Harry Selby and Harry Augburger.



POASTTOWN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 1972-1973

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On August 18, 1936, the voters of Madison Township passed a bond issue for a consolidated elementary school at Poasttown and an addition to West Middletown School. On September 7, 1937, the new school on Franklin-Trenton Road opened. This brought the end to the township's one-room schools. Pupils from Upper and Lower Browns Run, Dubbs, Pike and old Poasttown were assigned to the new building. The new school opened with 200 pupils; however all construction was not completed, so the building was not dedicated until April 15, 1938. This image must have been made some time in 1972.



COOKS AT POASTTOWN 1987

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TRAIN WRECKS

 

Train Wreck



Click here to read about the Train Crash on 7-28-15 in Middletown, Ohio



Click here to read about the Train Crash in 1910



Click here to read another story on the Train Crash in 1910