The Mt. Olive School, 1906

Submitted by Daniel Smith Jr.


1st. row - Helen Hamilton, Myrtle Delong, Rosa Myers, Ethel Reese, Dicinda McTaggart, May Williamson, Ethel Garrison, Georgia McTaggart, Goldie Williamson, Ernest Kester, Billy Garrison, John Garrison, Kencil Myers, Patrick Myers, Ray Atkins, Raymond Myers, Fred Delong

2nd. row - Grace McTaggart, Maggie Adkins, Lulu Aakins, Clara Myers, Marie Adkins, Mary McTaggart, Blanch Hannen, Maud McTaggart, Imogene Adkins, Essie Myers, Lucy Martin, Laura McTaggart. 3rd. row - Guy McTaggart (teacher), Jerry Hannen

Mt. Olive school was located on a hill in back of Belmont, W.Va., and to the north of McElroy Run. It could be reached by a road from Eureka, W.Va. Because of declining attendence, this school was closed around 1912, and later dismantled and reconstructed at Gahaka in Pleasants Co. Gahaka is located where Sled Run flows into Cow Creek. The building was later sold and used as a home.