Elm Grove (a.k.a. Goin) School No. 8

Long Creek Township, Decatur County, Iowa
John A. Goin (1813-1900) of Long Creek Township was a member of the school board and held the office of school director.

"Biographical and Historical Record of Ringgold and Decatur Counties, Iowa." p. 685. 1887.

As one country school after another closed during Iowa's dissolution of the rural school system, Elm Grove School No. 8 remained open. It was the last rural school in operation within Decatur County. The school, however, closed upon completion of the 1959-60 school year.
Ronald Ramsey, Virginia Vandel, Verline Hall, Robert Ramsey
Neut Parmer, Belva Ramsey, Donald Hall
Submitted by Hazel Ramsey Shields
teacher, Hazel Christenson
Bob Webster, John Duff, David Showers, Gary Fullerton,
Carl Fullerton, Helen Duff, Janie Showers, Mike Webster, Virginia Duff
Submitted by Mildred Webster
Original page created by Sharon Becker 2013; reformatted by Conni McDaniel Hall Oct 2019.
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