North Carolina Education - Person County

Year County Established

County Webpage Herein

County Seat Webpage Herein

1791

Person County

Roxboro
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.
Apparently, in 1815, the North Carolina General Assembly passed an Act (not yet found) to incorporate the Person Library Company in Person County. This Act was repealed on January 10, 1829; see below.
On January 4, 1826, the North Carolina General Assembly passed an Act to incorporate Ebenezer Academy in Person County. Fourteen (14) trustees were named in the Act.
On January 10, 1829, the North Carolina General Assembly passed an Act to repeal an earlier Act of 1815 concerning the Person Library Company in Person County. Six (6) commissioners were appointed to dispose of all assets.
On January 13, 1834, the North Carolina General Assembly passed an Act to establish Arcadia Academy in the village of Arcadia in Person County. Eleven (11) trustees from seven (7) different counties were named in the Act, and the academy was chartered for twenty (20) years.
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 one (1) private school for colored children in Person County. The private schools for white children were:

Private School

Town/Village

Principal

No. of Students

Bethel Hill Institute

Bethel Hill

Rev. J.A. Beam

62

Bloomsdale Academy

Allensville

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34

Allensville Academy

Allensville

Mrs. L.H. Jones

29

Mount Tirzah Academy

Mount Tirzah

James W. Tillett

45

Roxboro Academy

Roxboro

M.C. Thomas

35
The singular private school for colored children was:

Private School

Town/Village

Principal

No. of Students

Roxboro Academy

Roxboro

C.H. Hester

65
On March 6, 1897, the North Carolina General Assembly passed an Act to incorporate Bethel Hill Institute for Males and Females near the village of Bethel Hill in Person County. Seven (7) corporators were named in the Act.
On March 8, 1897, the North Carolina General Assembly passed an Act to authorize the qualified voters of Person County to decide whether to levy a special tax to pay for public schools in Person County.
On March 8, 1899, the North Carolina General Assembly passed an Act to restore all school districts in Person County to their earlier state of September 20, 1896. School committees were directed to select new school sites.
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 Person County:

Private School

Town/Village

Principal

No. of Students

Roxboro Institute

Roxboro

W.A. Bradsher

80

Bethel Hill Institute

Bethel Hill

Rev. J.A. Beam

100

Mount Tirzah Institute

Mount Tirzah

Prof. Webb

60
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


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