Ohlman High School

Ohlman School Building Via Google Maps
A building with trees in the back

Description automatically generated with low confidence
Submitted by Andryna Eberle

The History of Ohlman High School

Ohlman (population 148) is located in south-central Illinois in the northeast portion of Montgomery County.  Illinois Route 16 is the main roadway leading you to and from Ohlman.  The Missourri and Pacific Railroad line runs alongside Route 16 and passes through Ohlman as well.  A branch of the South Fork of the Sangamon River flows into town too.  Ohlman is located about 40 miles southeast of Springfield.

Ohlman’s history and the history of its school system is need of research.  It is probable that Ohlman had a high school in place by the late 1800s, certainly by the early 1900s.  Ohlman High likely served the community and surrounding farm kids for about 50 years.  Our guess is that Ohlman residents closed their high school in the late 1940s.  The students of Ohlman were then sent to nearby Nokomis to further their education.

We do not know the current status of the original Ohlman High School building.  Please contact us at eganann@sbcglobal.net if you have ANY further information.

Ohlman High School Quick Facts

Year opened:                             late 1800s

Year closed:                              late 1940s?

Consolidated to:                         Nokomis School District

Ohlman HS team nickname:       unavailable

Ohlman HS team colors:            unavailable

School Fight Song:                    unavailable


It is quite probable that Ohlman High School competed in the boys sport of basketball.  It is probable that the boys competed in baseball and track as well.  We are searching for the Ohlman High School team nickname, team uniform colors, school fight song, any coach’s names, and season records of the OHS teams.

Other extra-curricular activities were probably a part of the Ohlman High experience too.  Chorus, band, school plays, and many other activities were probably undertaken each year at the school.  We welcome any in-put in this aspect.

Seeking More Information

We are in need of a lot of research in order to do justice to the former students, faculty, and townspeople who made Ohlman High School a success for so many years.  A photo of the high school building is especially being sought.  You can e-mail items to us at ihsgdwebsite@comcast.net..  You can also write to us at:

Illinois HS Glory Days

6439 N. Neva St.

Chicago, Il.        60631

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