North Carolina Education History By Current County

Current County

Year County
Established

Legislation Enacted per County Regading Education

Alamance

1849
-

Alexander

1847
 

Alleghany

1859
 

Anson

1750
 

Ashe

1799
 

Avery

1911
 

Beaufort

1712
1715 - Act to Secure the Library of St. Thomas's Parish.

Bertie

1722
-

Bladen

1734
 

Brunswick

1764
-

Buncombe

1791
 

Burke

1777
1783 - Act to Establish Morgan Academy in Burke County.

Cabarrus

1792
-

Caldwell

1841
-

Camden

1777
-

Carteret

1722
 

Caswell

1777
 

Catawba

1842
 

Chatham

1771
1786 - Act to Establish Pittsborough Academy and Trustees.

Cherokee

1839
-

Chowan

1668
1745 - Act to Erect a School-House in Edenton.
1770 - Act Vesting School-House in Edenton in Trustees.
1782 - Act to Establish Smith's Academy in Edenton.
1785 - Act to Allow Commons Land go to Smith's Academy.

Clay

1861
-

Cleveland

1841
 

Columbus

1808
-

Craven

1712
1764 - Act to Build a School-House in Newbern. 
1766 - Act to Build a School-House in Newbern.
1768 - Act to Build a Public School in Newbern. Repealed/lost.
1773 - Act Naming Which Lots for School in Newbern.
1784 - Act Naming Newbern Academy and Trustees.
1786 - Act Giving old Glebe Property to Newbern Academy.

Cumberland

1754
 

Currituck

1668
1789 - Act to Establish Currituck Seminary and Trustees.

Dare

1870
-

Davidson

1822
-

Davie

1836
 

Duplin

1750
1785 - Act to Establish Grove Academy and Trustees.

Durham

1881
 

Edgecombe

1741
 

Forsyth

1849
 

Franklin

1779
1786 - Act to Establish Franklin Academy and Trustees.

Gaston

1846
 

Gates

1779
 

Graham

1872
-

Granville

1746
1779 - Act to Establish an Academy named Granville Hall.

Greene

1799
-

Guilford

1771
 

Halifax

1758
-

Harnett

1855
-

Haywood

1808
-

Henderson

1838
-

Hertford

1759
-

Hoke

1911
 

Hyde

1712
 

Iredell

1788
 

Jackson

1851
 

Johnston

1746
 

Jones

1779
 

Lee

1907
 

Lenoir

1791
1785 - Act to Establish Dobbs Academy in Kinston.

Lincoln

1779
 

Macon

1828
 

Madison

1851
 

Martin

1774
 

McDowell

1842
 

Mecklenburg

1762
1770 - Act to Establish Queen's College in Charlotte.
1771 - Act that Queen's College VP has powers of President.
1777 - Act Incorporating Liberty Hall (LH).
1778 - Act Authorizing New Lots in Charlotte to Benefit LH.
1784 - Liberty Hall in Decay. Move to Salisbury and Rename.
1789 - Act to Establish the Centre Benevolent Society in Rowan and Mecklenburg Counties.

Mitchell

1861
 

Montgomery

1779
 

Moore

1784
 

Nash

1777
 

New Hanover

1729
1783 - Act to Establish Innis Academy in Wilmington.
1788 - Act Amending the Innis Academy in Wilmington.
1789 - Act Correcting Errors in Previous Act on Innis Academy.

Northampton

1741
 

Onslow

1731
1783 - Act to Establish Two Schools in Onslow County.

Orange

1752
1766 - Act Naming Hillsborough, to Include a School. 
1779 - Act for Academy in Hillsborough named Science Hall.
1784 - Act Amdending Act for Academy in Hillsborough.
1789 - Act to Establish the University of North Carolina.
1789 - Act to Raise Funds for Buildings/Support of UNC.

Pamlico

1872
 

Pasquotank

1668
 

Pender

1875
 

Perquimans

1668
 

Person

1791
 

Pitt

1760
1786 - Act Changing Martinborough to Greenesville and to Establish Pitt Academy and Trustees in Greenesville.

Polk

1855
 

Randolph

1779
 

Richmond

1779
1788 - Act to Establish Richmond Academy and Trustees.

Robeson

1787
 

Rockingham

1785
 

Rowan

1753
1784 - Act to Move Liberty Hall from Mecklenburg and rename to Salisbury Academy.
1785 - Act Adding Trustees to Salisbury Academy.
1789 - Act to Establish the Centre Benevolent Society in Rowan and Mecklenburg Counties.

Rutherford

1779
 

Sampson

1784
 

Scotland

1899
 

Stanly

1841
 

Stokes

1789
 

Surry

1771
 

Swain

1871
 

Transylvania

1861
 

Tyrrell

1729
 

Union

1842
 

Vance

1881
 

Wake

1771
 

Warren

1779
1786 - Act to Establish Warrenton Academy.

Washington

1799
 

Watauga

1849
 

Wayne

1779
 

Wilkes

1777
 

Wilson

1855
 

Yadkin

1850
 

Yancey

1833
 


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