School Name: Old St. Elizabeth School School District Number: #035
Township: Twn41N Range: Rng12W Section: Sec17
Latitude: 38.295300 °N Longitude: -92.271300 °W
Date Started: 1885 Date Closed: 1940
Teachers: Judge Jenkins lists the following teachers from 1874 to 1901:
Resident Taxpayers in 1871:
Taken from HISTORY OF ST. ELIZABETH R-IV SCHOOLS PART I THE RURAL SCHOOLS
This school building was located in the southern part of section 17 just south of the county road. The school was named after the original town of St. Elizabeth, which was located on the Osage River near the center of section 18. According to Judge Jenkins’ History, William Wetlock constructed a schoolhouse in the district in 1885 for a total cost of $136.07. The district existed before the town was established on the Osage River in 1869 and in these early years it was known as the Flaugher School.
When the Old St. Elizabeth School closed in 1940 the property was purchased by Wm. Twehus Sr. and used as their home. The property still belongs to members of the family but the old school house is no longer in existence. Several vacation trailers now occupy the site.