North Carolina Education - Rutherford County

Year County Established

County Webpage Herein

County Seat Webpage Herein

1779

Rutherford County

Rutherfordton
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 28, 1838, the North Carolina General Assembly passed an Act to incorporate the Rutherfordton Male and Female Academies in the town of Rutherfordton in Rutherford County. Six (6) trustees were named in the Act.
On March 10, 1875, the North Carolina General Assembly passed an Act to incorporate the Burnt Chimney Academy in the village of Burnt Chimney in Rutherford County. Ten (10) trustees were named in the Act, and th school was authorized assets up to $20,000.
In the Biennial Report of the Superintendent of Public Instruction for the scholastic years of 1889 and 1890, it was reported that there were eight (8) private schools for white children in Rutherford County:

Private School

Town/Village

Principal

No. of Students

Forest City Primary School

Forest City

Miss Sallie Bright

15

Whiteside Academy

Chimney Rock

Rev. Z.T. Whiteside

16

Holly Spring School

Cuba

L.W. Lynch

52

Ellenboro School

Ellenboro

J.K. Lee

105

Rutherfordton Primary School

Rutherfordton

Miss Sallie McDowell

14

Forest City High School

Forest City

J.H. Yarboro

90

Rutherfordton High School

Rutherfordton

Miss Belle Miller

75

Henrietta Private School

Henrietta

F.B. Gaffney

95
On March 9, 1891, the North Carolina General Assembly passed a Resolution to donate a set of the recently-published North Carolina Colonial Records to the Rutherford Military Institute in Rutherford County.
On March 13, 1895, the North Carolina General Assembly passed an Act to authorize qualified voters in the town of Rutherfordton in Rutherford County to decide whether to levy a special tax to fund a graded school in the town of Rutherfordton and surroundings.
Also on March 13, 1895, the North Carolina General Assembly passed an Act to incorporate the Sunshine Institute in the village of Sunshine in Rutherford County. Nine (9) trustees were named in the Act, and the academy was authorized assets up to $100,000. The school was established in 1894 by D.M. Stallings, also the first principal.
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 on Ball Mountain may also attend.
In the Biennial Report of the Superintendent of Public Instruction for the scholastic years of 1899 and 1900, it was reported that there were eight (8) private schools in Rutherford County:

Private School

Town/Village

Principal

No. of Students

Sunshine Institute

Sunshine

D.M. Stallings

75

Round Hill Academy

Union Mills

Rev. D.J. Hunt

90

Forest City Academy

Forest City

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110

Ellenboro Academy

Ellenboro

Miss M. Livingston

75

Henrietta Academy

Henrietta

J.M. Smith

120

Caroleen Academy

Caroleen

Miss Bessie Hoyle

125

Rutherfordton Academy

Rutherfordton

Misses Smith & Hoyle

85

Uree Academy

Uree

Rev. Z.T. Whiteside

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