Surrounding the area where Hallsville is today, there was situated among the settlements small log structures which served as schools for the neighborhoods. Many of these were built on land donated by the owners and often named for those landowners. A list below is a few within the current Hallsville school District today.
Fulkerson Schoolhouse - This schoolhouse was located on the corner of James W. Fulkerson's farm where today's Rt. OO and Doris Blvd intersect. It was situated on the hill NE of the intersection just a few hundred yards from the Fulkerson home. This was described in a letter by Harvey Hulen in 1923, Hulen was a former superintendent of schools in the 1870s and grew up in the area during the 1850's. (Hulen's Letter)
Robert's Schoolhouse - The Roberts school was located on the farm of J. A. Roberts. This is where todays Ricketts Rd and MO Rt. U meet just to the NW of town. This is one of the oldest in Rocky Fork and was attended by many from the Hallsville area. We have another article describing the schoolhouse by Harvey Hulen. (Hulen's Letter) We also have one from a Mrs. I. W. Southard giving a description. (Southard Letter)
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