North Carolina Education - McDowell County

Year County Established

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County Seat Webpage Herein

1842

McDowell County

Marion
On April 1, 1871, the North Carolina General Assembly passed an Act to incorporate the Marion High School in the town of Marion in McDowell County. Nine (9) trustees were named in the Act, and they were instructed to take ownership of the building formerly belonging to the Marion Male and Female Academy.
On March 9, 1897, the North Carolina General Assembly passed an Act to create and establish an independent school district from parts of Mitchell, Burke, and McDowell counties in the Linville Falls vicinity. Each county was authorized to elect one school committeemen, and the school district's boundaries were defined in the Act.
Also on March 9, 1897, the North Carolina General Assembly passed an Act to create and establish a special school district on Ball Mountain in McDowell County. Children of Henderson County and Rutherford County who lived on Ball Mountain may also attend.
 
 
 
 
 


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