The History of Baldwin High School
Baldwin (population 3,627) is located in southwestern Illinois in the north-central portion of Randolph
County. Illinois Route 154 is the main roadway to and from Baldwin from the east and west. County Highway 1 is
the north/south route to and from town. The Illinois Central Railroad passes through Baldwin running beside Route 154.
Baldwin Lake is situated just northwest of town. Baldwin is about a 25 - 30 mile drive southeast of East St. Louis (as
the crow flies).
We know very little about the town of Baldwin and its former high school. We know that the folks of
the area established a school in 1874. We also know that the town of Baldwin was incorporated as a village in 1876.
At this point we are in need of your assistance.
Baldwin High School did exist. Our best source is from a District Tournament basketball game record
from the 1924-25 season. If you have any information you can share regarding Baldwin and its former high school,
please contact us via the means listed at the bottom of this article.
The high school-aged kids of Baldwin attend Red Bud High School today.
Baldwin High School Quick Facts
late 1800s / early 1900s
Red Bud High School
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