Ghost town of Otego had a short-lived high school

Otego High School


September 8, 2022

Otego High School

By Kerma Crouse

The ghost town of Otego, Kan., had a high school. Likely one of the lesser known of the 16 Jewell County high schools. Otego High School existed, perhaps as early as 1903, and continued until the 1919-1920 school year. 

The post office, town and Otego School District No.157 were located in the NE 1⁄4 of Section 5 of Limestone Township. Today this is the southwest corner of the intersection of S Road and 90 Road. An old elevator and a couple of buildings are all that remain of the once bustling town. One of those buildings, pointed out by Edgar Marih...

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