Former Millard-Hensley Elementary School — Salyersville, Kentucky

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The Millard-Hensley Elementary School building is located on US460 near the Licking River just north of the town of Salyersville in Magoffin County, Kentucky.

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The school closed it’s doors in 2009 after the new Magoffin North and Magoffin South Elementary Schools were completed.  At this time, five elementary schools were consolidated in to two.

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If I were guessing I would say this school was built in the 1960s or 1970s.  It has the typical flat roof of that era and the elongated windows from floor to ceiling.  The school seems to be in very good shape, and the grounds are secure.  The public doesn’t even have access to the parking lot as it is roped off.

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Apparently times were great at one point for this school and the enrollment was so large that mobile units were needed.

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The main entrance.

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school4Oh yeah, the building is for lease, if you are interested.

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I’m glad to see that so far, six years after its closure the building is holding up and hasnt fallen victim to vandals like so many others I have came across have.

Blackmont Elementary School — Bell County, Kentucky

Today I spent part of my morning exploring ( trespassing?)  the old Blackmont Elementary School in Bell County.   I can’t recall exactly when the school was closed, though if I were to guess I would say it was in the late 90s.  I’m pretty sure I was still a kid when the school closed.  Although, judging by the pictures from inside you are about to see, one might guess it’s been closed for many decades.  It’s a shame that the community wasn’t able to salvage the building and put it to good use.  The old Beechfork school in Leslie County has been used as a senior citizens center for years.  My old middle school, Hall Elementary in Grays Knob is now used as the National Guard Appalachian Challenge Academy.  These pictures offer a glimpse in to what happens to these school buildings when they are left.  Left to decay and be reclaimed by nature.

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I don’t believe there was a window left in tact in the entire building.

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