The History of Irvington High School
Irvington (population 736) is located in south-central Illinois. Irvington is located in northeastern Washington
County about 6 miles south of Centralia and 15 miles northwest of Mt. Vernon. Illinois Route 177 is the main roadway
to and from Irvington. U.S. Route 51 passes by the east side of town. The Illinois Central Railroad passes
through Irvington as well
The history of the town of Irvington and its school system have been difficult to research. We are
still searching for the roots of both. We believe that Irvington High School was established in the late 1800s,
though possibly not until the early 1900s. We know that Irvington High School was still going strong in the early 1930s
(see "Boys Basketball" below). Or guess is that Irvington High School may have closed in the late 1940s or early 1950s.
Due to the size of the town, this may have not occurred until even later, however we will need a local fan or resident to
What is known is that the high school-aged students of Irvington now attend Centralia High School.
Irvington still hosts an elementary school for students in grades PK - 8. It is wondered if this school could be held
in the former Irvington High School building? The fate of this building is being sought.
Irvington High School Quick Facts
late 1800s/early 1900s
Year closed: late
Centralia High School
Irvington HS team nickname: unavailable
Irvington HS team colors: unavailable
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