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 Lake's [[1883]] atlas depicts three blacksmith shops and a general store clustered in the heart of Idlewild. ​ During the early 20th century a school for [[African-Americans|African-American]] children was located there. ​ One of several [[schools]] for black children in the county, it served ten pupils and provided bus service to students. ​ The school presumably closed after school consolidation redrew district boundaries. ​ Its location is now unknown. Lake's [[1883]] atlas depicts three blacksmith shops and a general store clustered in the heart of Idlewild. ​ During the early 20th century a school for [[African-Americans|African-American]] children was located there. ​ One of several [[schools]] for black children in the county, it served ten pupils and provided bus service to students. ​ The school presumably closed after school consolidation redrew district boundaries. ​ Its location is now unknown.
  
-The construction of [[I-275|Interstate 275]] routed traffic away from the winding roads leading to Idlewild, leaving the heart of town all but abandoned. ​ Today only scatteredresidences ​remain, along the turnpikes, ridges and creekbeds.+The construction of [[I-275|Interstate 275]] routed traffic away from the winding roads leading to Idlewild, leaving the heart of town all but abandoned. ​ Today only scattered residences ​remain, along the turnpikes, ridges and creekbeds.
  
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