1411 N 27th St.
Mt. Vernon, IL 62864
Phone: 618-246-0033
Email:
jchsvip14@gmail.com

Open weekends from the first full weekend in May through the last full weekend in October.

 

Saturday
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Sunday
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
 

Docents are available for group tours most other days by appointment. 

 

Admission is free although donations are appreciated.


Office Hours
Monday - Friday
 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

 

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A 2013/4 county-wide Jefferson County Historical Society program collected funding, purchased materials, and installed an identification sign at the location of each of the 144 historical Jefferson County one-room schools – except one.  The West Salem School was located on the now-industrialized property near the Kroger gas station.  It took years and alumni involvement to persuade property owners to allow the sign erection.

The picture below (copied from the Sentinel) shows the group with the sign they finally succeeded in getting erected next to the Kroger gas station in front of the only tree remaining on the former school property.

 West Salem Sign 2

West Salem Sign text

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