North Carolina Education - Martin County

Year County Established

County Webpage Herein

County Seat Webpage Herein

1774

Martin County

Williamston
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. 
According to the next item, the Williamston Academy was established in the town of Williamston in Martin County in 1816. The original Act (not found yet) was amened on November 17, 1818, January 7, 1828, and December 22, 1835; see below.
On November 17, 1818, the North Carolina General Assembly passed an Act to amend the earlier 1816 Act concerning Williamston Academy in the town of Williamston in Martin County. This Act reduced the number of trustees to seven (7).
On February 12, 1827, the North Carolina General Assembly passed an Act to establish Bachelor's Academy in Martin County. Fourteen (14) trustees were named in the Act.
On January 7, 1828, the North Carolina General Assembly passed an Act to amend the earlier 1816 Act concerning Williamston Academy in the town of Williamston in Martin County. This Act named seven (7) new trustees for said academy.
On January 4, 1831, the North Carolina General Assembly passed an Act to incorporate the Williams Academy in Martin County. Five (5) trustees, all with the surname of Williams, were named in the Act.
On December 22, 1835, the North Carolina General Assembly passed an Act to amend the earlier 1816 Act concerning the Williamston Academy in the town of Williamston in Martin County. This Act named seven (7) new trustees for said Acadmy.
On January 27, 1849, the North Carolina General Assembly passed an Act to incorporate the Williamston Library Association in the town of Williamston in Martin County.
On January 28, 1851, the North Carolina General Assembly passed an Act to incorporate the Hamilton Female Academy in the village of Hamilton in Martin County. Five (5) 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 Martin County:

Private School

Town/Village

Principal

No. of Students

Williamston Academy

Williamston

S. Harrell

65

Hamilton Academy

Hamilton

F.W. Fleming

63

Robersonville Academy

Robersonville

S.W. Outerbridge

45

Everetts Academy

Everetts

Miss Ann Williams

38

Jamesville Academy

Jamesville

Miss Bettie Moore

43
On March 9, 1891, the North Carolina General Assembly passed an Act for the benefit of Public School District No. 26 (white) in the village of Hamilton in Martin County. This Act authorized the purchase land worth up to $1,000 and to obtain a mortgage up to $500.
On March 6, 1893, the North Carolina General Assembly passed an Act to authorize qualified voters in the town of Williamston in Martin County to decide whether to issue bonds up to $1,200 to pay off the debts of the Williamston Academy, which is to become property of the town. Said academy is to be used as a public school for white children, but can also operate on its own when not used as a public school.
On March 9, 1895, the North Carolina General Assembly passed an Act to enable School District No. 13 in the village of Everetts in Martin County to be indebted up to $200 to build a school house for white children in said district.
On February 27, 1899, the North Carolina General Assembly passed an Act to incorporate the Butler Institute, a colored school in the village of Jamesville in Martin County. Nine (9) corporators were named in the Act.
In the Biennial Report of the Superintendent of Public Instruction for the scholastic years of 1899 and 1900, it was reported that there were five (5) private schools in Martin County:

Private School

Town/Village

Principal

No. of Students

Robersonville Academy

Robersonville

S.W. Outerbridge

40

Hamilton Academy

Hamilton

G.E. Petty

50

Everetts Academy

Everetts

Mary P. Coffield

35

Williamston Academy

Williamston

Prof. Wilson

--

Jamesville Academy

Jamesville

R.J. Peel

65
 
 
 
 


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