North Carolina Education - Northampton County

Year County Established

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County Seat Webpage Herein

1741

Northampton County

Jackson
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 January 4, 1826, the North Carolina General Assembly passed an Act to incorporate the Farmers' Library Society in Northampton County and the Library Society of Greensborough in Guilford County.
On January 13, 1834, the North Carolina General Assembly passed an Act to incorporate the Northampton Female Seminary in Northampton County. Seven (7) trustees were named in the Act. This Act was amended on December 22, 1835; see below.
On December 22, 1835, the North Carolina General Assembly passed an Act to amend the earlier Act of January 13, 1834 (above) concerning the Northampton Female Seminary. Twelve (12) trustees were named, and the school now included a Male and a Female academy.
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 Northampton County. The private schools for white children were:

Private School

Town/Village

Principal

No. of Students

Grange High School

Woodland

N.W. Britton

52

Seaboard & Roanoke Institute

Seaboard

W.C. Parker

52

Conway High School

Conway

A.J. Britton

22

Jackson Male Academy

Jackson

J.W. Fleetwood

25 males

Garysburg Female Academy

Garysburg

Miss Emmie J. Faison

16 females

Rich Square Academy

Rich Square

Miss Annie Hufham

17
The singular private school for colored children was:

Private School

Town/Village

Principal

No. of Students

Garysburg High School

Garysburg

R.L. Walden

35
On February 18, 1895, the North Carolina General Assembly passed an Act to incorporate the Garysburg High School Company near the town of Garysburg in Northampton County. Seven (7) incorporators were named in the Act, and the school was to be a colored school.
On March 6, 1899, the North Carolina General Assembly passed an Act to incorporate the Rich Square Academy in the village of Rich Square in Northampton County. Eleven (11) trustees 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 Northampton County:

Private School

Town/Village

Principal

No. of Students

Seaboard & Roanoke Institute

Seaboard

C.W. Harris

50

Severn High School

Severn

J.W. Fleetwood

60

Aurora Academy

Eagletown

Miss Lola Stanley

70

Woodland High School

Woodland

N.W. Britton

45

Olney Academy

George

Miss Bertha White

50

Lasker High School

Lasker

L.L. Lassiter

100
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


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