|The History of Wedron High School
Wedron (population approximately 150) is located in northeastern Illinois in the central portion of LaSalle County. Wedron is located in a country setting about 8 miles northeast of Ottawa. County Road N. 35th takes you to Wedron from Il. Rt. 23 just 3 miles to the west. County Road N 2153 also takes you to Wedron. The Burlington Northern & Santa Fe Railroad and the Illinois Railroad Inc. both have tracks that travel through the east side of town. The Fox River flows by the east side of town as well.
A brief history of the town can be read at the web address of http://genealogytrails.com/ill/lasalle/town/wedron.html . In summary, the town was established around 1871 by the builders of the Chicago, Burlington, and Quincy Railroad line. The early post masters are listed along with a statement that in the 1880s the population was approximately 40. Today Wedron has a thriving business, several grain elevators, and about 150 residence.
We believe Wedron supported a public high school until the late 1940s. The school was likely a 2 or 3-year high school. We believe it was in the late 1940s that Wedron consolidated into the Serena School District.
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Wedron High School Quick Facts
Year opened: 1920s?
Year closed: 1940s?
Consolidated to: Serena High School
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