City Directories and History: Oakley Hall School, named for the Gibbs – Saye home which was called “Oakley Hall” stood about one mile north of the school house. Oakley Hall school was an important educational center for the Rodman-Lewisville community and once stood on what is now Oakley Hall School Road and the corner of Rodman Road.
“The first consolidated school district for high school purposes was in 1922, when Oakley Hall District was formed by a consolidation of Knox, Pleasant Grove, Pryor and Rodman Districts. Bonds of $15,000 were voted to erect and equip a brick high school building, and this was the pioneer, rural high school in Chester County. The school ran under the direction of Harry E. Hicklin as principal who did significant work as an educator in Chester County.”
(Information in part from: Chester County Heritage Book, Vol. I, Edt. by Collins – Knox, Published by the Chester Co Hist. Society – Jostens Printing, 1982)
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