Goodar School District #1 is located in the Northwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of Section 1, Township
24 North, Range 4 East, Breen Road at Goodar Road, South Branch, Goodar Township, Ogemaw County.
The district was named for Charles Goodar who was among the earliest of settlers in the area. The first school
was built on the Wade Harden farm, southeast of the present school location. It was then moved to the present
location and the original school was eventually used as the woodshed when a new school was built. Records are sparse on who donated the land, who built the school, who taught there, and when the school closed.
This school was also known as the Byce School. The property is now in private
ownership. Anyone having additional photos or who can identify
students in the existing photos is asked to contact the Ogemaw County Coordinator,
Most of the existing records have been compiled by The Rose City Area Historical Society, Post Office Box 736, Rose City, MI 48654