|The History of Ferrin High School
Ferrin (population approximately 200) is located in southwestern Illinois in the east-central portion of Clinton County. County Highway 3 is the main roadway to and from Ferrin, connecting it to U. S. Route 50 less than 1 mile to the north. Ferrin is located on the CSX Transportation Railroad line. Ferrin is about 8 miles east of Carlyle and 11 miles northwest of Centralia.
A brief article regarding the history of Ferrin can be located at the web address of http://clintonilgenweb.net/history/1913commer/ferrin.htm . In essence, the village was platted along the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad line. In 1913 the population was 70, and there were five businesses.
The history of Ferrin High School is need of further reswearch. We can only guess, based on similar-sized towns of the era, that Ferrin High School was started in the early 1920s. It is likely that Ferrin was a two or three-year high school that closed in the late 1940s. We know that the kids of Ferrin today attend school in nearby Carlyle.
Ferrin High School Quick Facts
Year opened: 1920s?
Year closed: 1940s?
Consolidated to: Carlyle High School
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