North Carolina Education - Montgomery County

Year County Established

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County Seat Webpage Herein

1779

Montgomery County

Troy
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 establish the Laurenceville Academy in Montgomery County. Seven (7) trustees were named in the Act. The village of Lawrenceville sprang up around the Academy and received its first Post Office on December 24, 1823 and the village served as the County Seat of Montgomery County from 1823 to 1844. Troy has been the County Seat since 1844.
On December 31, 1824, the North Carolina General Assembly passed an Act to establish Davidson Academy in Montgomery County. Seven (7) trustees wer named in the Act.
In 1861, Mt. Gilead Academy was established in Montgomery County. In 1870, the principal was P.C. Shaw with two teachers and 93 students enrolled.
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 and two (2) private schools for colored children in Montgomery County. The private schools for white children were:

Private School

Town/Village

Principal

No. of Students

Eldorado High School

Eldorado

Will. H. Crowder

93

Allenton Ferry School

Allenton Ferry

C.C. Lilly

21

Carolina Normal School

Chandler Grove

L.M. Redwine

81

Mount Gilead High School

Mount Gilead

J.H. Scarboro

50

Sulphur Springs Private School

Sulphur Springs

Mrs. F.A. Emerson

20
The private schools for colored children were:

Private School

Town/Village

Principal

No. of Students

Peabody Institute

Troy

Miss Bessie C. Bechan

69

Dry Creek School

Dry Creek

K.J. Powell

40
On February 14, 1893, the North Carolina General Assembly passed an Act to incorporate Wadeville Academy in the village of Wadeville in Montgomery County. Seven (7) incorporators 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 six (6) private schools in Montgomery County:

Private School

Town/Village

Principal

No. of Students

Troy High School

Troy

D.W. Cochran

80

Mount Gilead High School

Mount Gilead

R.H. Skeen

65

Star High School

Star

E. Lee Fox

50

Pekin High School

Pekin

W.B. Cochran

--

Lovejoy Academy

Queen

W.H. Reynolds

5

Candor Private School

Candor

Miss M. McIntyre

40
 
 
 


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