Abandoned Schools in Kentucky

Abandoned schools in Kentucky are silent witnesses to the state’s historical and educational transitions. Nestled among the state’s picturesque hills and valleys, these structures once resonated with the sounds of students and teachers, symbolizing the heart of community life and learning.







Abandoned schools in Kentucky are silent witnesses to the state’s historical and educational transitions. Nestled among the state’s picturesque hills and valleys, these structures once resonated with the sounds of students and teachers, symbolizing the heart of community life and learning. Today, they stand deserted, their desolation reflecting the challenges of economic adversity, demographic changes, and the evolution of educational philosophies. These schools are emblematic of Kentucky’s ongoing struggle to adapt to new realities while preserving its rich educational heritage.

Ballard Memorial High School

Ballard Memorial High School, now closed, is located in Barlow, Kentucky. The school building, completed in 1936, was a project of the Works Progress Administration, designated as Project 2214.

Big Rock School

Big Rock School, once located near Jackson, Kentucky, along Cane Creek, was built using load-bearing sandstone by the Works Progress Administration. The school ceased operations in the 1970s.

Delaware School

Delaware School is located along Delaware Creek in Daviess County. The town was laid out in 1864 by Andrew M. Allen. 1

Edmonton High School

Edmonton High School, formerly located in Edmonton, Kentucky, was established in January 1910. The construction of its first permanent building commenced in 1923, and the school officially opened in 1924.

Farmington High School

Farmington High School, located in Farmington, Kentucky, was built in 1934 under the auspices of the Kentucky Emergency Relief Administration. The school ceased operations in 1986 following its consolidation with five other schools to establish Graves County High School.

Hensley Settlement School

A one-room schoolhouse was erected at Hensley Settlement atop Cumberland Mountain in Kentucky in 1908. It remained in operation until 1947.

Lawton School

The Lawton School, a former school in Lawton, Kentucky, closed in 1994 when it and Clark Hill and Grahn merged into Olive Hill Elementary.

Millard School

The Millard School is a former school in Millard, Kentucky. It closed in 2010.

Morgan School

The Morgan School is a former c. 1929 school in Morgan, Kentucky.

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Sources

  1. Leswell, Cecelia. “Daviess County.” 19 Jun. 1936.

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