By EDWARD HUSAR
Herald-Whig Staff Writer
A key piece of Adams County's educational heritage is being preserved for future generations.
Joel Koch, an intern with the Historical Society of Quincy and Adams County, has compiled a database of nearly 200 rural schools that once operated in the county.
All these schools ceased operations in 1948 or earlier, and most of them have disappeared from the landscape. But the database provides information on where each school was located -- right down to the township section number so the site can be pinpointed on a plat map.
Koch also has been gathering photos of the former schools and is hoping to find even more of them with assistance from the public.
The goal is to preserve some basic informati ...