|The History of Bingham High School
Bingham (population 117) is located in southwestern Illinois in the northwestern portion of Fayette County. County Highway 1 is the main roadway to and from Bingham. County Road 200 E also takes you to Bingham. U.S. Route 51 passes by Bingham about 7 miles to the east. Bingham is about 20 miles northwest of Vandalia and 17 miles east of Hillsboro.
The history of the village of Bingham and its former school system is difficult to research “on-line.” We only know that Bingham supported aa high school at one time by locating a web site that provides high school basketball scores from the early days of the Illinois High School Association boys basketball tournament. There will be more information on this below.
It is our guess that Bingham High School was in place by the early 1920s, possibly as early as the late 1800s. Bingham High School was likely a two or three-year high school. All such high schools were mandated by the state of Illinois to close in the late 1940s. It is our belief that Bingham High closed her doors at that time.
We are not certain where the Bingham kids attend school today. We believe this would be in nearby Ramsey, just 5 miles to the east and a little north of Bingham.
Bingham High School Quick Facts
Year opened: late 1800s / early 1900s
Year closed: 1940s?
Consolidated to: Ramsey High School (?)
Bingham HS team nickname: ??
Bingham HS team colors: ??
Bingham HS fight song: ??