Lancaster High School “Bombers”

The History of Lancaster High School

Lancaster (population approximately 100) is located in southeastern Illinois in northwestern Wabash County.  Lancaster sits in a true country setting on County Road 11 at County Road E 640.  The hamlet of Lancaster does not appear to be more than a few blocks long and wide.  The estimate of 100 for the population is possibly overstated.

Lancaster is not listed as an official Illinois town. Its history and the history of the Lancaster school system is in need of research.  We can only, at this point, guess as to the history of the school.  It was probably established in the late 1800s to early 1900s.  Lancaster High School likely served the small town and surrounding farm kids for more than five decades.  Our guess is that it was in the late 1940s that Lancaster High School may have closed her doors.

We believe that the kids of Lancaster now attend school in Mt. Carmel as part of the Wabash School District.  If you can help us fill in the missing information please contact us at

Lancaster High School Quick Facts

Year opened:                            late 1800s / early 1900s

Year closed:                             late 1940s?

Consolidated to:                        Mt. Carmel/Wabash School District

Lancaster HS team nickname:   the “Bombers”

Lancaster HS team colors:        unavailable

School Fight Song:                   unavailable

 Athletics & Extra Curricular Activities

The Lancaster High School Bombers were a real high school basketball team in Illinois High School history.  We believe that the boys competed in baseball and possibly track as well.  School team colors, team records, and coach’s names are also items we would like to add to this page.

We know that the Lancaster High School experience did not rest soley in the gym or on the field.  We believe that many other “extra-curricular” activities were offered as part of the educational plan too.  FFA, FHA, GAA, band, chorus, and many other events probably helped to make the Lancaster school a special one.

Do You Have Information to Share About Lancaster High?

Several questions posted above remain unanswered.  If you have ANY information you wish to share please contact us at  You can also write to us at:

Illinois HS Glory Days

6439 N. Neva St.

Chicago, Il.   60631

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