Students on the west edge of Webb City attended Prairie Flower School, which was originally located at Prairie Flower Road and MacArthur Drive.

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Prairie Flower School served students in the west outskirts until 1949

Webb City Area Genealogical Society

January 31, 2024

Prairie Flower School was located on the west edge of Webb City, at the intersection of MacArthur Drive and Prairie Flower Road.

It is said that the school began operations in the late 1860s or the early 1870s. Former student, James Moss, said the original school house was moved closer in, on Fourth Street, about 1913.

The school operated until it was annexed by Webb City in 1949. Most of the students were sent to the West Side School, with the fifth and sixth graders attending Eugene Field.

After the school closed, the building housed a church congregation and the Prairie Flower 4-H Club. The school building was slated for demolition but ultimately moved to 332 S. Oakland St. (west of Walgreens). 

Webb City Area Genealogical Society

WCAGS members staff the Genealogy Room on the third floor of the Webb City Public Library. Current hours are noon to 4 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. Meetings are held at 6 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month in the Genealogy Room.

Everything you want to know about Jasper County Missouri Schools is available at a site compiled by Webb City Area Genealogical Society member Kathy Sidenstricker.

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