The History of Timewell High School
Timewell (population 147) is located in west-central Illinois about 30 miles east (and a little north) of Quincy. U.S. Route 24 is the main roadway to and from Timewell and actually runs about a quarter-mile south of the town. Timewell sits quietly in the western portion of Brown County.
According to the web address of http://www.webspawner.com/users/timewell/ Timewell was established in 1858 by the Wabash Railroad and was initially named Mounds Station. Due to the town of Mounds in southern Illinois, mail delivery (and mis-delivery) started to become an issue. The name of the town was changed in 1908 to Timewell to eliminate this problem. The town is listed officially as Timewell on the MapQuest map, however the name of Mounds Station is listed in parenthesis. The town’s motto is a unique one:
“Time Spent In Timewell Is Time Well Spent!”
The history of the Timewell school system is in need of research. We only know that Timewell High School existed due to a copy of a 1941 high school basketball schedule from the nearby Schuyler County town of Frederick. Our guess is that Timewell High was a three-year high school, however it is possible it offered a fourth year as well. We believe that Timewell High School probably closed in the late 1940s.
The kids of Timewell now attend school in nearby Mt. Sterling (Brown County School District).
Timewell High School Quick Facts
Year opened: late 1800s / early 1900s
Year closed: late 1940s?
Consolidatd to: Mt. Sterling Brown County School District
Timewell HS team nickname: unavailable
Timewell HS team colors: unavailable
Timewell HS fight song: unavailable