Goose Nest - Old Mountain School


 

In 1910, the community of Goose Nest was platted and registered with the Murray County Clerk.  This community was the area where the workers of the Goose Nest mine lived.  The Goose Nest Mine produced zinc and lead for a few years.  The location of this community and school was 3 1/2  miles south of Woodland School, Sec. 17, T1S, R1E.

The students were sent to Colbert School after the mine closed and enrollment fell.  The Colbert School along with Oak Ridge, Homer, Howard and Hoover were later consolidated to form the Woodland School.

This school has mistakenly been called "Goose Neck" by the locals but this name is in error.  The proper name of the mine, community and school IS and WAS Goose Nest.

 

 

Contributed by Dennis Muncrief, November, 2001.