The History of Harvel High School
Harvel (population 235) is located in south central Illinois approximately 30 miles south of Springfield.
Harvel has the unique distinction of being located right over a county line. The southwest half of Harvel
is located in Christian County and the northeast half is located in Montgomery County. Illinois Route 48 is the
highway that leads you to and from Harvel and the Norfolk & Western Railroad runs beside Route 48.
The history of the Harvel School System is in need of research. The most modern Harvel High School
building was built in 1921. The high school closed in 1947. The kids of Harvel now attend school in nearby Raymond
as part of the Lincolnwood School System. There is no school in Harvel which serves the Lincolnwood system.
The fate of the original Harvel High School building is not known by the writer of this page.
If you have this information we are hopeful you will send us an e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Harvel High School Quick Facts
Year opened: late 1800s
Year building built: 1921
Year closed: 1947
School nickname: unavailable
School colors: unavailable
School Fight Song: unavailable