Many Itawamba County Schools Dotted the Countryside Before Consolidation
At one time most every community in ItawambaCounty had a school. The countryside was literally dotted with these small community schools. Today scores of the schools are no longer with the only thing left are memories. It was not until the 1950’s when school consolidation took place that many of Itawamba’s small country school were consolidated into larger schools.
One such school was Austin. Pictured above is the 1936 Austin basketball team. According to the family names of the basketball players, this school was probably located in northwestern ItawambaCountynorth of Twenty-Mile bottom in the Ozark-Kirkville area. If any reader has information about AustinSchool, please contact the society.
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