North Carolina Education - Duplin County

Year County Established

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1750

Duplin County

Kenansville
In 1785, the North Carolina General Assembly passed an Act - Chapter XXX - naming and authorizing trustees to build and manage the new Grove Academy in Duplin County. The trustees also "shall have power and authority to elect and constitute one or more tutor or tutors, and a treasurer, and also to make and ordain such rules and regulations, not repugnant to the laws of this State, for the well-ordering of the students, their morals, studies and academical exercises as to them shall seem meet."
On December 31, 1823, the North Carolina General Assembly passed an Act to incorporate Friendship Academy in Duplin County. Nine (9) trustees were named in the Act.
On January 4, 1826, the North Carolina General Assembly passed an Act to establish Williams Academy in Duplin County. Fifteen (15) trustees were named in the Act.
On January 10, 1829, the North Carolina General Assembly passed an Act to establish Bethel Academy in Duplin County. Eleven (11) trustees were named in the Act.
On January 7, 1830, the North Carolina General Assembly passed an Act to appoint twelve (12) new trustees for Union Academy in Duplin County. This academy must have been established between 1791 and 1816 - this Author has not found the legislative Acts for those years.
On January 10, 1835, the North Carolina General Assembly passed an Act to establish the Hannah Moore Academy in Duplin County. Seventeen (17) trustees were named in the Act.
On December 3, 1842, the North Carolina General Assembly passed an Act to incorporate Franklin Academy in Duplin County. Eight (8) trustees were named in the Act.
On January 6, 1845, the North Carolina General Assembly passed an Act to incorporate Dunn Faison Academy in Duplin County. Seven (7) trustees were named in the Act.
On January 8, 1845, the North Carolina General Assembly passed an Act to incorporate Washington Academy in Duplin County. Six (6) trustees were named in the Act.
On February 3, 1857, the North Carolina General Assembly passed an Act to incorporate Warsaw High School in the town of Warsaw in Duplin County. Thirty-one (31) trustees were named in the Act.
On January 8, 1859, the North Carolina General Assembly passed a Resolution to authorize the Governor to furnish arms, not to exceed 65 stand, to the Franklin Military School in Duplin County.
On February 17, 1859, the North Carolina General Assembly passed an Act to incorporate the Kenansville Female Seminary in the town of Kenansville in Duplin County. Eleven (11) trustees were named in the Act.
On February 28, 1873, the North Carolina General Assembly passed an Act to incorporate Lane Field Academy (aka Lane Field High School) near the town of Warsaw in Duplin County. Eight (8) trustees were named in the Act.
On March 12, 1883, the North Carolina General Assembly passed an Act to authorize qualified voters in the town of Magnolia to decide whether to levy a special tax to fund graded schools in the town of Magnolia in Duplin County. Five (5) trustees were named to manage the white graded school, if built. The Duplin County Commissioners were directed to appoint five (5) trustees to manage the colored graded school, if built. This Act was repealed on January 23, 1889; see below.
On January 23, 1889, the North Carolina General Assembly passed an Act to repeal the above Act concerning graded schools in the town of Magnolia in Duplin County. The Duplin County sheriff was instructed to refund taxpayers' payments, less his commission.
On March 11, 1895, the North Carolina General Assembly passed an Act to authorize qualifed voters in the town of Warsaw to decide whether to levy a special tax to fund graded schools in the town of Warsaw in Duplin County. Nine (9) trustees were named in the Act.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


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