North Carolina Education - Alleghany County

Year County Established

County Webpage Herein

County Seat Webpage Herein

1859

Alleghany County

Sparta
On February 14, 1887, the North Carolina General Assembly passed an Act to move a Normal School from Boone (Watauga County) to Sparta in Alleghany County.
On February 13, 1889, the North Carolina General Assembly passed an Act to incorporate the Sparta Institute in the town of Sparta, Alleghany County. Ten (10) trustees were named in the Act.
In the Biennial Report of the Superintendent of Public Instruction for the scholastic years of 1889 and 1890, it was reported that there was one private school in Alleghany County:

Private School

Town/Village

Principal

No. of Students

Bellview Academy

Western Part of the County Near the Ashe Co. Line

Edwin J. Johnson

110
On February 14, 1891, the North Carolina General Assembly passed an Act to incorporate the twenty-seven (27) named stockholders of the Sparta Institute in the town of Sparta, Alleghany County.
On March 6, 1899, the North Carolina General Assembly passed an Act to create a special school district out of parts of Alleghany County and Ashe County. Boundaries were defined in the Act.
Also on March 6, 1899, the North Carolina General Assembly passed an Act to Incorporate the Whitehead Academy in the town of Whitehead in Alleghany County. Twelve (12) trustees were named in the Act.
On March 8, 1899, the North Carolina General Assembly passed an Act to create a special school district between New River and the Virginia state line at Horse Ford in Alleghany County.
In the Biennial Report of the Superintendent of Public Instruction for the scholastic years of 1899 and 1900, it was reported that there were four private schools in Alleghany County:

Private School

Town/Village

Principal

No. of Students

Sparta Institute

Sparta

S.W. Brown

60

Whitted Academy

Whitted

E. Jeff. Wagoner

50

Laurel Branch Academy

Laurel Branch

J.H. Tilley

60

Piney Creek Academy

Piney Creek

George Roup

45
 
 
 
 


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