North Carolina Education - Macon County

Year County Established

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County Seat Webpage Herein

1828

Macon County

Franklin
On January 14, 1832, the North Carolina General Assembly passed an Act to authorize the governor to grant ten (10) acres to the trustees of Franklin Academy in the town of Franklin in Macon County. Five (5) trustees were named in the Act. This Act was amended on January 9, 1833; see below.
On January 9, 1833, the North Carolina General Assembly passed an Act to amend the above Act concerning the Franklin Academy in the town of Franklin in Macon County to appoint five (5) new trustees.
On April 1, 1869, the North Carolina General Assembly passed an Act to incorporate the Tuckasege Baptist High School in Macon County. Twenty-two (22) trustees were named in the Act.
On March 13, 1879, the North Carolina General Assembly passed an Act to incorporate Smith's Bridge High School Joint Stock Company (aka Smith's Bridge Academy) in Macon County. Nine (9) trustees were named in the Act.
On February 11, 1881, the North Carolina General Assembly passed an Act to amend the Act concerning the appointment of trustees for Franklin Academy in the town of Franklin in Macon County. The five (5) named "acting trustees" are now official. This Act was repealed on February 19, 1897; see below.
On March 11, 1889, the North Carolina General Assembly passed an Act to prohibit the manufacture and sale of spirituous liquors within two (2) miles of Highlands Academy in the village of Highlands in Macon County. Title of Act said four (4) miles, the text of the Act said two (2) miles.
In the Biennial Report of the Superintendent of Public Instruction for the scholastic years of 1889 and 1890, it was reported that there were six (6) private schools for white children and one (1) private school for colored children in Macon County:

Private School

Town/Village

Principal

No. of Students

Franklin High School

Franklin

Rev. W.A. Wilson

120

Highlands Academy

Highlands

T.G. Harbison

104

Cullasaja School

Cullasaja

Miss Olive M. White

48

Coweta Academy

Otto

S. Clark

40

Iotla School

Franklin

Miss C.G. Roane

55

Brown School

Franklin

Miss Sallie Brown

50
The singular private school for colored children was:

Private School

Town/Village

Principal

No. of Students

St. Cyprian's Chapel

Franklin

J.T. Kennedy

54
On February 19, 1897, the North Carolina General Assembly passed an Act to sell the property of Franklin Academy in the town of Franklin in Macon County. The school had long ago ceased to exist and all trustees have long since died. Proceeds to be used for a new school for whites in said town.
In the Biennial Report of the Superintendent of Public Instruction for the scholastic years of 1899 and 1900, it was reported that there were four (4) private schools in Macon County:

Private School

Town/Village

Principal

No. of Students

Franklin High School

Franklin

MD. Billings

30

Elljay High School

Higdonville

W.R. Rickman

40

Highlands High School

Highlands

Miss Ethie Vickery

30

St. Agnes' School

Franklin

Miss M.A. Hosner

52
 
 
 
 
 


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