Round Knoll School No. 5

Long Creek Township, Decatur County, Iowa
Round Knoll School, located in Section 4 [Long Creek Township]. The first school was built of brick and was located about one half mile north of the present building. It closed in 1951 with Lois Davenport as the teacher.

Other teachers were: Oscar Weber, Ed and Effie Lipeit, Miss Hattie Boatman, Zora Glazebrook, Mary Strong, Ruby Crees, Hettie (Palmer) Euritt, Madge Woodard, Elmer Houck, Louis South, Violet Hall and Betty Fry.

The school still [1980] stands on the Georgia Cox farm, now owned by LeRoy Allison of Lincoln, Illinois, and used for storage.

"A Century of Memories of Van Wert, Iowa: 1880 - 1980"
I thought some of you might want to know the names of some of the families living at Round Knoll. I've never been able to find out if Round Knoll was a town or just an area. I know there was a school there known as School #5 - Round Knoll; which, at one time, my grandmother, ELSIE (PRICE) MCMURTREY taught at. There was also a United Brethren Church; probably held in the Round Knoll School that my MCMURTREYS attended before it disbanded. My g grandparents, ISAAC E. and LOVINA J. (NOAH) MCMURTREY owned land and farmed right close to the Round Knoll School. It was west and north from Van Wert.

By Nancee (McMurtrey) Seifert
June 22, 2002

Leon Reporter, Leon, Iowa
Thursday, April 21, 1904

Norah DOBSON began a spring term of school at Round Knoll Monday.

Copied by Nancee (McMurtrey) Seifert
April 29, 2003
Original page created by Sharon Becker 2013; reformatted by Conni McDaniel Hall Oct 2019.
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