History of Shiloh School District #42

Source: The History of Mansfield School District Area. October 1994
Submitted by Jack W. James


Shiloh School District was formed by action of the Sebastian County Court on April 8, 1884. The school was located about three-fourths of a mile south of Highway 96 and just east of James Fork Creek. In 1908, Olus Dorsey and Mabel Bright were teachers at Shiloh School. L. W. Godsea also taught there about 1907. Mrs. Amy Garrison Powers, Miss Rachel Buckman, and Mr. I. L. Carter also taught at Shiloh.

In 1929, Shiloh School had eighty-two students and three teachers for grades one through eight. Miss Rachel Buckman taught grades one, two and three in the 1940-1941 school year which began September 2, 1940 and ended April 25, 1941. Her students were Charles Baker, Jimmy Clayborn, Jimmy Cotner, Demus Elmore, J. D. Sanders, Bobby Sehorn, Mary Ann Glasgow, Vera Sue Glass, Patsy Clayborn, Douglas Kingery, Eva Lee Elmore, Katie Lee Ray, Morris Conway, Eugene Anderson, Grady Claborn, Tammy Cotner, Buster Sanders, Gene Watson, Gerald Conway, Reba Sue Claborn, Melba Faye Hogue, Willie Mae Newman, Bobby Oxford, Virginia Schramm, Imogene Watson and Gerald Sehorn.

I. L. Carter was the teacher of grades four through seven in the 1940-41 school year. His students were: Arlis Bobbit, Farrell Land, Colleen Bobbitt, Lucille Clyborn, Nina Glass, Emma Schramm, Floyd Boydston, Billy Oxford, Joan Helms, Virginia Holmes, Erma Jo Kingery, Lester Claborn, Junior Oxford, Monroe Roy, Betty June Cotner, Reba Newman Wanda Sanders, Jay Keeton, Cecil Newman, Earl Newman, Truett Ray, Jerry Rea, Dorothy Claborn, Mary Oxford, Mildred Oxford, Betty Jane Hogue, Doris Bobbitt and Gerald Sehorn.

Shiloh School consolidated with the Mansfield Schools.