Marion Township Schools

Marion Township was formed February 27, 1843. Originally there were 10 common schools: Fairview, Slate (Keith, Miller's corner, McIntosh), Lower Cana, Upper Cana, Barnes, Mosely, Hopkins, Staples and Center. These consolidated over time creating different schools including: Mt. Zion, Gum Lick, and Hughes. The Marion Township High School began in 1913-14 at the Mosely School, with a new building available 1915-16. Between 1939-41 high schools students attended Crothersville until their enrollment could begin at Paris Crossing High School with the 1940-41 school year, then to North Vernon in 1961. Grade school continued until 1969, when the new Graham Creek Elementary School began. Thanks to the North Vernon Plain Dealer and Sun for permission to include the article published for the County's bicentennial. ►Newspaper Article