North Carolina Education - Tyrrell County

Year County Established

County Webpage Herein

County Seat Webpage Herein

1729

Tyrrell County

Columbia
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 20, 1819, the North Carolina General Assembly passed an Act to establish and incorporate Pike Academy in Tyrrell County. Three (3) trustees were named in the Act, and they were authorized to raise $500 via a lottery.
On January 21, 1843, the North Carolina General Assembly passed an Act to incorporate Swain's Academy in Tyrrell County. Five (5) trustees were named in the Act.
On March 8, 1897, the North Carolina General Assembly passed an Act to authorize the qualified voters in Tyrrell County to decide whether to levy a special tax to fund public schools in said county.
In the Biennial Report of the Superintendent of Public Instruction for the scholastic years of 1899 and 1900, it was reported that there were two (2) private schools in Tyrrell County:

Private School

Town/Village

Principal

No. of Students

Columbia Academy

Columbia

J. Cahoon Rickard

30

The Hicks School

Columbia

Miss Della Hicks

31
 
 
 


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