North Carolina Education - Jones County

Year County Established

County Webpage Herein

County Seat Webpage Herein

1779

Jones County

Trenton
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. 
On November 17, 1818, the North Carolina General Assembly passed an Act to authorize the sale of the town commons of the town of Trenton in Jones County to establish Trenton Academy in said town. Eight (8) trustees were named in the Act. This Act was amended on January 4, 1831; see below.
On January 4, 1831, the North Carolina General Assembly passed an Act to amend the earlier Act of November 17, 1818 (directly above) concerning the Trenton Academy in Jones County. Ten (10) new trustees were named in the Act.
On February 16, 1855, the North Carolina General Assembly passed an Act to incorporate Cypress Creek Academy in Jones County. Five (5) trustees were named in the Act.
On February 17, 1859, the North Carolina General Assembly passed an Act to incorporate the Jones County Male and Female Seminary in Jones County. Eight (8) 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 five (5) private schools for white children in Jones County:

Private School

Town/Village

Principal

No. of Students

Cypress Creek School

Comfort

Miss Julia Cox

11

Polloksville High School

Polloksville

E.M Koonce

50

Trenton High School

Trenton

Miss Minnie Willis

40

Garnett School

Polloksville

Daniel W. Murrell

94

Cedar Glen School

Fowle

Miss E.E. Bell

8
In the Biennial Report of the Superintendent of Public Instruction for the scholastic years of 1899 and 1900, it was reported that there were two (2) private schools in Jones County:

Private School

Town/Village

Principal

No. of Students

Trenton High School

Trenton

W.H. Rhodes

80

Polloksville High School

Polloksville

A.H. White

50
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


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