School Name: Hickory Point School School District Number: #060
Township: Twn39N Range: Rng13W Section: Sec08
Latitude: 38.129500 °N Longitude: -92.375500 °W
Date Started: Date Closed:
Teacher's Register: 1959-1960
Teachers: Judge Jenkins lists the following teachers for the early years of the school from 1874 to 1901:
By Ethel Waite Livingston
In the year of 1854, on February 24, in compliance with a school law lately passed, several people of Township 39 met in the home of H.P. Gardner and organized the township into two school districts by a line running east and west. Number 2 was Hickory Point, and also what was later to be known as the Keyes District.
Notices were then posted and in April 1854, the first school election was held in Richwoods Township. School terms ran from 1 1/2 to 3 months, taught before cold weather set in. A note states that sickness was often the cause of low attendance.
In 1871 Hickory Point had 77 children between the ages of 5 and 21. In the year 1860, J.B. Watkins deeded to the district land on which to build a school house. The first frame building burned in November, 1932. This term of school was finished in the Hickory Point Baptist Church. A new building was erected on the same location and was used until 1960.
Following are the names of teachers who taught at Hickory Point, as found in what records that have been preserved: Wesley Gover, John W. Waite, Ligde Neeley, Barney Reed, Sophia Reed, William Colvin, Cynthia Spearman, Hardin Cannon, Fred Benage, Anna Bear, George Bear, Martha Bear, John U. Stone, Rosa Barton, Henry Harlin, Gilbert Watkins, Otis Wright, Elmer Barton, Jo Ann Spearman, Grace Johnson, Roy Porter, Genevieve Livingston, Clyde Bilyeu, William Hix, Edna Barton, Clarence Farnham, Grace Livingston, Robert Livingston, Elmer Karr, Mabel Fancher, Jesse Hayes, Ruby Shelton, Curtis Cross, Layard Corss, Fleeta Jarrett, Wayne A., Hazel Martin and Wanda Lee Kelsey.
Probably none of these had more than two years of college, and the majority taught after leaving grade school.