The History of Plainville High School
Plainville (population 248) is located in western Illinois in the southwestern portion
of Adams County. The main roadways to and from Plainville are County Highway 96 and N 200th Avenue. E 1700th Street and N
53rd Lane also take you to Plainville. The Mississippi River flows by about seven miles to the west of town. Plainville
is located about 17 miles southeast of Quincy.
Plainville was originally named Stone's Prairie when it was first settled in 1822 by a man named Samuel
Stone. Eventually the town was named Plainville in honor of a settler named John Delaplain,
the first merchant in the town. Plainville was incorporated as a town in Illinois in 1896. The village at that time supported
a bank, two churches, and a few "men's" clubs.
We do not currently have a lot of information regarding the former Plainville High School. We were made
aware of its existence via a website titled "Illinois Postseason Basketball Scores" located at the web address of https://sites.google.com/site/xtmi2000/il1934dist . This site lists basketball scores from various levels of the IHSA tournament played from 1922 through 1987. The
score from a game played by Plainville High School will be listed below.
It is our guess that Plainville
High School was likely in place by the late 1800s. The school probably served the town and the area farm kids through
the late 1940s. We are anxious to learn more about this school and town. If you have further information please conact us
via the means listed at the bottom of this page.
Plainville High School Quick Facts
late 1800s / early 1900s
Year closed: late
Payson-Seymour High School
Plainville HS team nickname: ??
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School Fight Song: ??