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From the Lincoln Republican of Hamlin, WV, comes this history about early 20th century teachers in Lincoln County:

In 1915, 59 teachers enrolled to take the State Uniform Examination at Hamlin and Sheridan. Here are the teachers from Harts area who attended the institute:

Rebel Adkins, Queens Ridge

Clerk Lucas, Toney

Thomas J. Mans, Atensville

Sherman Smith, Logan County

Carrie Tomblin, Queens Ridge

W.H. Tomblin, Queens Ridge

Decker Toney, Queens Ridge

Kile Topping, Queens Ridge

Source: Lincoln Republican (Hamlin, WV), 1 April 1915


Certificates issued:

2nd Grade

Rebel Adkins, Queens Ridge

Watson Adkins, Ferrellsburg

Martha Fowler, Ferrellsburg

Maud Gill, Gill

B.B. Holton, Ferrellsburg

Shirley Holton, Ferrellsburg

J.B. Johnston, Queens Ridge

Clerk Lucas, Toney

Charley Pack, Queens Ridge

App F. Queen, Queens Ridge

Jasper Shelton, Sand Creek

William Wirt Stephens, Ferrellsburg

Maud Stollings, Queens Ridge

William H. Tomblin, Queens Ridge

Decker Toney, Queens Ridge

3rd Grade

W.E. Fowler, Queens Ridge

Hendricks Lucas, Ferrellsburg

Ida Pack, Queens Ridge

Nancie Payne, Queens Ridge

Victor Shelton, Sand Creek

Kile Toppings, Queens Ridge

The teacher institute for Harts Creek District is scheduled for Green Shoals school house on November 19.

Source: Lincoln Republican (Hamlin, WV), 16 September 1915

Note: These items were printed during the brief time when Queens Ridge Post Office served most residents of Big Harts Creek and Little Harts Creek and other areas near the Wayne County line. Queens Ridge is not located in these watersheds.