Lyon County, KY

Throughout the years, Yale school was taught in many different buildings and locations in the Star Lime Works area.   In 1885, Yale had an enrollment of 43 males and 38 females.  In 1920, a new school was built on the Star Lime Works Road and remained at that site throughout the 1930's and early 1940's.
On July 20, 1940, the Tennessee Valley Authority bought three Lyon County school districts, which included Yale.   However, in 1943, before the school building was relocated, it was destroyed by fire.  The next few years, school was taught in a garage building and a small two-room dwelling house in the area.  The old site of Yale School is now covered by the waters of Kentucky Lake at Pisgah Bay.
Some of the teachers who taught at Yale: Mr. Reason Newton, Mr. Isaac Gray, Mr. Loyd Duncan, Miss Loraine Johnson, Mrs. Allie Pinnegar and Mrs. Mary Baker.  Mrs Baker was the last teacher to teach at the Old Yale School in the Star Lime Works community.

Yale School, Lyon Co., KY - Estimated date Early 1900's.

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Yale School About 1920
Old Yale School Abt. ~1920
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Old Yale School - Year Unknown
Old Yale School - Year Unknown
Photo Courtesy of Tripp Scott