Grove School No.8, Black Creek Township

Today, a nice old photo of students standing outside Grove School, Black Creek Township, Mercer County, Ohio. The photo was taken about 1933 and was sent to me by a reader, Linda.

Grove School, Black Creek Twp, Mercer County, Ohio, c1933. Melville Gehm, front row, 2nd from left.

Linda can identify one person in the photo, the late Melville Gehm. Melville is the second boy on the left in the front row. She also believes there are several Gause children in the photo, one being the fourth boy from the left in the front row.

Grove School No. 8 was located in Section 33, on what is now State Route 707, a little west of the Wabash Road intersection. This school is shown on the 1876, 1888, and 1900 Mercer County maps.

On the 1888 map below the red arrow points to Grove School No. 8. The green arrow points to Wildcat School No. 9, at the corner of 49 and 707. The turquoise arrow points to what used to be the location of East Bethel Church. East Bethel Church is no longer there but the cemetery remains.

Grove School, Section 33, 1888 Black Creek Twp map.

Has anyone else seen the Grove School photo before? I would like to hear from anyone who knows about Grove School or who can identify some other students in the photo.

1 comment

  1. Hi Karen,
    I know of Wildcat? at SR 49/707 but never heard of Grove School. There were 3 or 4 schools along SR 49 between SR 707 and Willshire.

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