"March 21, 2007"
Nita Wesson has provided a list of Schools that were in Nowata County.
Most of this list was taken from one of the Nowata Historical Society's
newsletters. They had gotten them off the Heritage Map of Nowata County,
compiled by Herb Couch.
"June 10, 2007"
map is for sale in the museum)
Additional list of school has been provided, again the information
is based on the Heritage Map of Nowata Co. First school of the new
list was established in 1890 (they will have an * in
front of name. First school were maintained by boy Indians and whites.
They were called "Subscription" School, taught by L. M. Keith from
Coffeyville Kansas. About 15 pupils were enrolled.
If you have resources (pictures, list of pupils, etc.) for any of
these schools and are willing to share them, or know of other schools
not listed, please send the information to the county coordinator.
Childers School Photo's 1927, 1933,
1935, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1943, 1944, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1948 and 1949
Superintendents at Childers
Childers Alumni 1927 - 1939
Childers Alumni 1940 - 1945
Childers Alumni 1946 - 1954
Childers Alumni 1955 - 1960
Old Childers School
Coody's Bluff 1st Log Cabin School -- 1870 --
Crow Hollow (Holler)-- Between Wann and Lenapah per
Joe Bruce, who says his older
sister attended school there while they lived on the Gotlieb Ranch.
Diamond Point--historic site
District #9 (north County)--
Elm Bend & Church--
Gooseneck School & Church--
Hickory Creek Colored--The school house, meeting place,
and it also served as a church at times.
It is estimated to have been built in the late 1870's. Most of the
slaves stayed in Kansas until the Freedman Allotment Lands were
issued. Then the people migrated back to northeastern Oklahoma.
These ruins was one of the first attempts to build the future. Located
beside this old school is an old cistern. It has been sealed to
prevent an unwanted accident.
The Little Flock Baptist Church is a historical marker by itself.
The first church built was a log cabin church on the south side
of Hickory Creek.
Five little ladies took in washing to have it built. A preacher
rode a mule south from Coffeyville on Thursday to stay with a family
until Saturday. He would have Sunday school every other Saturday
in the little log cabin. Then he would ride back to Coffeyville
and conduct services at his own church each Sunday.
When Hickory Creek flooded the preacher couldn't come. The little
ladies put their efforts together and had another log cabin church
built on the north side of Hickory Creek and that stopped the flooding
The preacher called these 5 ladies his little flock. Later he called
theb church the Little Flock Baptist Church honoring the little
group of followers. Then the new church was built in the 40's because
one of the church's had burned down. Totally, the church is about
115 years old. They still hold services there every other Saturday.
It is well to note that the 99-year-old lease will expire in 2035.
The county leased the land for the church for 99 years after the
land was lost when no one could pay the taxes back in 1930's.
Hickory Creek Cemetery is located across the Little Flock Road that
runs in front of the church. July 17, 2007 Jeannie Inman
Lee Square - 2nd--
Martin (north county)--
Martin Log Cabin (by Martin Cemetery_--
Martin Colored (north county)--
Nowata Grade School---Old
picture of Nowata High School----Nowata
Pictures courtesy of Nita Wesson
Nowata Class of 1929 --Nowata
Class of 1929
April 17, 2007 - - -Hello Sharlee,
I've attached a photo of the Nowata High School Class of 1929.
My mother Golda Marie Manley is in the photo-----2nd row from top,
4th from left. Henry Eccles is first on left, bottom row. These
are the only ones I know in this photo. This picture was taken on
the Nowata County Courthouse steps.
Maybe someone can indentify others in the photo. Hope you can use
this for the OKGenWeb Nowata County webpage. Thanks.
Peggy Hudson Edmondson (Nowata High School Class of 1966)
Thank you so much Peggy, perhaps someone can identify the other
class mates in the 1929 photo. Sharlee
Palestine, District 39--
Ray School known as Ignorant Ridge--
Salt Creek, District 49--
Subscription (north county)--
Subscription (near Alluwe)--
Terrill (Pleasant View)--
Territorial Subscription (north county)--
Union Log Cabin--
YORK SCHOOL 1928
Need help with ID of students.
Teacher: Katie (Nunnallee) Milligan
Students: Back row, 2nd boy from left, Mid Marlow (C.M. Marlow).
Front row, boy on left, Clifford Marlow.
Wann Public School-- The
old school building has been torn down. The old and new gym and
the cafeteria are still standing, although the old gym is in poor
condition. The new gym is now the Wann Community Center.