North Carolina Education - Bertie County

Year County Established

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County Seat Webpage Herein

1722

Bertie County

Windsor
On December 31, 1823, the North Carolina General Assembly passed an Act to incorporate the Bertie Union Academy in Bertie County. Nine (9) trustees were named in the Act.
On January 4, 1826, the North Carolina General Assembly passed an Act to incorporate the Colerain Academy in the town of Colerain in Bertie County. Eleven (11) trustees were named in the Act.
On January 9, 1833, the North Carolina General Assembly passed an Act to incorporate the Oak Grove Academy in Bertie County. Twelve (12) trustees were named in the Act.
On December 28, 1850, the North Carolina General Assembly passed an Act to incorporate the Windsor Male Academy in the town of Windsor in Bertie County. Twelve (12) trustees were named in the Act.
Also on December 28, 1850, the North Carolina General Assembly passed an Act to incorproate the Colerain Female Academy in the town of Colerain in Bertie County. Eight (8) trustees were named in the Act.
On January 28, 1851, the North Carolina General Assembly passed an Act to authorize the Board of Superintendents of Common Schools in Bertie County to lend out the excess school funds currently at hand.
Also on January 28, 1851, the North Carolina General Assembly passed an Act to incorporate the Windsor Female Academy in the town of Windsor in Bertie County. Fourteen (14) trustees were named in the Act.
On March 9, 1885, the North Carolina General Assembly passed an Act to incorporate the Rankin-Richards Institute in the town of Windsor in Bertie County. Fourteen (14) 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 were eight private schools for white children and one private school for colored children in Bertie County: The private white schools were:

Private School

Town/Village

Principal

No. of Students

Aulander High School

Aulander

J.B. Newton

35

Windsor Academy

Windsor

P.R. Boggs

32

Colerain School

Colerain

Miss Maary Craig

20

Private School

Windsor

Miss L.O. Williams

9

Cashie Preparatory School

Cashie Neck

Miss L.A. Norman

15

Miss Gray's School

Windsor

Miss M.G. Gray

18

Woodville Graded School

Lewiston

Mrs. T.W. Thompson

33

Rosefield Academy

Windsor

Mrs. M.F. Gilliam

17
The singular private school for colored students was:

Private School

Town/Village

Principal

No. of Students

Rankin-Richards Institute

Windsor

Rhoden Mitchell

154
On February 25, 1895, the North Carolina General Assembly passed an Act to incorporate the Bertie Academy for colored students in the township of Windsor in Bertie County. Nine (9) trustees were named in the Act.
In the Biennial Report of the Superintendent of Public Instruction for the scholastic years of 1899 and 1900, it was reported that there were five private schools in Bertie County:

Private School

Town/Village

Principal

No. of Students

Windsor Academy

Windsor

R.G. Kittrel

60

Rosefield Academy

Windsor

Mrs. M.F. Gilliam

30

Aulander Academy

Aulander

H.M. Early

125

Colerain Academy

Colerain

J.D. Huffman

35

Roxobel Academy

Roxobel

J.E. Tyler

25
 
 
 
 
 
 


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