Lincoln School History
From 1866 until desegregation in 1954, Lincoln School and (after 1900) Lincoln High School educated the African-American children of Ohio County (and also Marshall County).
The most modern Lincoln school building opened on Chapline Street in 1943. The dedication from the souvenir program for the opening held Sunday, December 5, 1943, read:
"Hail to Thee, Lincoln High, Magnificent, Grand and Glorious, Beautiful, Imposing and Inspiring. The results of years of labor, toil and striving by those who have had the welfare of youth at heart. May you continue noble and inspiring work done at "Old Lincoln" for more than half a century. High upon a hill, like a citadel or fortress commanding the heights and as a beacon light of knowledge, may you so train and instruct the youth of this vally that they will go forth from your sacred walls well prepared in skill, wisdom and character to render efficient service to themselves and the community in which they live.
"All Hail, Lincoln High!"
More history coming soon.
▶ Principal's Report, 1901
▶ 1943 Historical Sketch of Lincoln
▶ 1866-1874: South side of St. Charles (Charles St.) , between 5th (Eoff) & 6th (Jacob)
▶ 1875-1892: 10th & Chapline
▶ 1892-1943: 1000 Chapline St
▶ 1843-present: 1000 Chapline St. (school closed, now the Ronald C Mulholland Juvenile Center)
▶ Yearbook: The Lincolnite, 1949-50. Wheeling Room, non-circulating, ask for access at the reference desk.
▶ Vertical File: Lincoln School, Wheeling Room, non-circulating, ask for access at the reference desk.
▶Archives Vertical File: Lincoln School, please call 304-232-0244 to make an appointment or ask at reference desk.