North Carolina Education - Onslow County

Year County Established

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County Seat Webpage Herein

1731

Onslow County

Jacksonville
In 1783, the North Carolina General Assembly passed an Act - Chapter XLIII - naming and authorizing separate trustees to build and manage two new schools in Onslow County; one in Swansborough (was Newtown) and one in Rich Lands.
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 December 31, 1824, the North Carolina General Assembly passed an Act to establish Swansboro Academy in the town of Swansboro in Onslow County. Nine (9) trustees were named in the Act, and they were authorized to raise funds for buildings via a lottery.
On January 28, 1851, the North Carolina General Assembly passed an Act to incorporate Richland Academy in the village of Richlands in Onslow County. Fifteen (15) trustees were named in the Act.
On February 2, 1857, the North Carolina General Assembly passed an Act to incorporate the Male and Female Academy in the town of Swansboro in Onslow County. Eleven (11) trustees were named in the Act.
On February 17, 1859, the North Carolina General Assembly passed an Act to prohibit the sale of spirituous liquors within two (2) miles of Richland's Academy in the village of Richlands in Onslow County.
On February 19, 1866, the North Carolina General Assembly passed an Act to incorporate Richland Female Academy in the village of Richlands in Onslow 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 six (6) private schools for white children in Onslow County:

Private School

Town/Village

Principal

No. of Students

Richlands Academy

Richlands

W.H. Rhodes

76

Catharine Lake High School

Catharine Lake

Miss Mamie Kinsey

15

Tar Landing School

Tar Landing

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13

Bellevue Academy

Loco

A.W. Cooper

27

Swansboro School

Swansboro

G.W. Ward

36

Inverness School

Pollard

Miss S. Crump

16
On March 3, 1893, the North Carolina General Assembly passed an Act to prohibit the sale of liquors within two (2) miles of Hickory Hill School and Meeting House near the town of Winona (?) in Onslow County.
On March 9, 1897, the North Carolina General Assembly passed an Act to prohibit the sale of spirituous liquors within two (2) miles of Marine's School House in Swansboro Township in Onslow County. Twenty-eight (28) petitioners 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 three (3) private schools in Onslow County:

Private School

Town/Village

Principal

No. of Students

Richlands High School

Richlands

W.M. Thompson

45

Catharine Lake High School

Catharine Lake

J.C. Little

40

Belgrade Academy

Belgrade

F.C. Henderson

40
 
 
 


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