North Carolina Education - Greene County

Year County Established

County Webpage Herein

County Seat Webpage Herein

1799

Greene County

Snow Hill
This Author has not found the legislative Acts and Resolutions from 1791 to 1816; if they are ever located then they will be appropriately included herein.
Apparently, in 1804 the North Carolina General Assembly passed an Act to establish an academy in Greene County; see November 17, 1817 below.
Apparently, in 1812 the North Carolina General Assembly passed an Act to establish an Academy in the town of Snow Hilll in Greene County; see January 7, 1828 below. This Author has not found the legislative Acts and Resolutions from 1791 to 1816, but if they are ever located then they will be appropriately included herein.
On November 17, 1817, the North Carolina General Assembly passed an Act to amend the 1804 Act (see above) to establish an academy in Greene County. The academy was directed to elect new trustees, with any person donating $5 eligible to be a trustee. The name was changed from Greene Academy to Hookerton Academy. This Act was amended on November 20, 1819; see below.
On November 20, 1819, the North Carolina General Assembly passed an Act to authorize the trustees of Hookerton Academy in Greene County to raise up to $2,000 via a lottery.
Also on November 20, 1819, the North Carolina General Assembly passed an Act to amend the earlier Act of November 17, 1817 concerning Hookerton Academy in Greene County by authorizing the academy to appoint temporary trustees until the next election.
On January 4, 1826, the North Carolina General Assembly passed an Act to establish Oak Grove Academy in Greene County. Seven (7) trustees were named in the Act.
On January 7, 1828, the North Carolina General Assembly passed an Act to amend "An Act to Establish an Academy in the Town of Snow Hill, in the County of Greene," passed in the year 1812, chapter 94. Only two (2) existing trustees survive; six (6) new trustees were named in the Act.
Also on January 7, 1828, the North Carolina General Assembly passed an Act to incorporate the Hookerton Library Company in Greene County.
On January 13, 1834, the North Carolina General Assembly passed another Act to incorporate the Hookerton Library in Greene County.
On December 22, 1835, the North Carolina General Assembly passed an Act to establish Hookerton Academy in the village of Hookerstown in Greene County. Six (6) 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 seven (7) private schools for white children in Greene County:

Private School

Town/Village

Principal

No. of Students

Snow Hill Academy

Snow Hill

J.B. Williams

40

Mrs. Hargrave's School

Snow Hill

Mrs. E.P. Hargrave

20

Glenwood Academy

Snow Hill

Miss Sallie Grimsley

25

Hookerton Academy

Hookerton

Miss R. Scarborough

50

Sylivant's School

Hookerton

Miss Kittie Hermon

20

Clarrella Institute

Snow Hill

Mrs. L.R. Dixon

30

Private School

Castoria

Miss Irene Grimsley

20
 
 
 
 


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