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Origin of Unity Point
Unity Point History
by Barbara Duncan
(Unity Point Teacher 1974-2004)
Completed April 2004
Unity Point School was formed when several rural schoolhouses were combined into one central location. The name was suggested by Mrs. Lucille Earll, and was selected by the Board because it was felt it would unify people in the individual schools into an individual district with a common identity.
Origin of Unity Point District #140

1. Pleasant Hill #94
2. Makanda # 134
3. Pomona Ridge #135
4. Wagner #136
5. Brown #137
6. Rock Springs #138
7. Buncombe #139

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The original Unity Point building in 1957 consisted of eight classrooms, and enrollment was 263 students.

On the left is a listing of the schools that combined to form Unity Point School.  (click on each link to see more)

last updated: 01/15/08