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Five Mile School (Butler School) - District #5

  Records indicate that Five Mile School was organized in late 1885. This school was in the southeast corner of Meade County barely a mile and a half from the Clark County line. The school itself was located in the NW/4 of Section 14-T34-R26 in Sand Creek Township.

We don't have much on this school. It ran from the 1880's until the end of the term in 1938. If we have a photo of the school building, we haven't been able identify it.

Surnames of the pupils attending Five Mile over the years were: Butler, Collins, Easterday, Eichler, Herman, Johnston, Landrum, Maxes, Murphy, Norton, Painter, Plaster, Poffinberger, Shepherd, Stacy, Stout, Tucker and Winn.

This page from the old 1909 Meade County Plat Book shows the location of the Five Mile School. The District boundaries changed over the years to accommodate the families who lived in the region, but the building remained in the same place.

The school apparently got it's name from the creek that ran through that section. To this day there is a Butler (or Five Mile) Cemetery in section 15 just west of the school location.

 

This modern day map shows the location of the school with familiar roads and section markings.

Teachers of Five Mile School

Ruth E. Hill

1886-87

Sadie Jenkins

1890-91

Mrs. Petefish

1891-92

Agnes Barber

1892-93

Florence Smith

1893-94

Maggie Smith

1900-01

George Cole

1904-05

Olive O'Brien

1913-14

Howard Suler

1914-15

Mary L. Mahoney

1915-16

Mary L. Gearhart

1916-18

Lillie Bryan

1918-19

Anna Wenta

1919-20

Joe Hickey

1920-21

Ruth B. Small

1921-23

Lillie Powell

1923-24

Ida L. Holdeman

1924-26

Hazel Butler

1926-27

Ivy Hickey

1927-28

Eva Landrum

1928-31

Letha Clawson

1931-32

Fern Wolfe

1932-33

Mary Jane Ashcraft

1933-35

Mary Jane Easterday

1935-36

 

 

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