The school houses we have personally visited, are the Hackney, in the eastern part, Possum Creek, and North Fork
in the central part, and Preston in the Western. There are undoubtedly other, though we have not discovered them
in our wanderings. All those school houses are relics of the days before the war, showing that Jasper county, even
then, was far in advance of most Southern counties.
The Carthage Banner, October 29, 1868
Dry Fork Sunday School Union met at Hackney school.
Source: The Carthage Banner, October 26, 1871.
Range Line school house. This is the smallest school and the smallest bouse in the county I guess. There is strong
talk of disorganizing the district as It appears Impossible to sustain a school; but by disorganizing some must suffer,
as they will then be too far from either Summit or Hackney. Miss Eva White is the teacher here at $25; fourteen pupils
1872 Jasper County School Report by U. B. Webster, Jasper County Superintendent
A History of Jasper County, Missouri and Its People, Volume 1, page 101, pub. 1912, by Joel Thomas Livingston.