North Carolina Education - Washington County

Year County Established

County Webpage Herein

County Seat Webpage Herein

1799

Washington County

Plymouth
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 27, 1849, the North Carolina General Assembly passed an Act to incorporate Plymouth Academy in the town of Plymouth in Washington County. Nine (9) trustees were named in the Act. This Act was amended on February 25, 1889; see below.
On February 26, 1867, the North Carolina General Assembly passed an Act to incorporate the Lowell Colored School Society in Washington County. Twelve (12) trustees were named in the Act, and the society was authorized land up to 500 acres.
On March 10, 1881, the North Carolina General Assembly passed an Act to incorporate the Roanoke Non-Sectarian Male and Female Academy in the town of Plymouth in Washington County. Fifty-five (55) trustees from thirteen (13) different counties were named in the Act.
On February 25, 1889, the North Carolina General Assembly passed an Act to amend the earlier Act of January 27, 1849 (above) pertaining to the Plymouth Academy in the town of Plymouth in Washington County. Eight (8) new 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 two (2) private schools for white children in Washington County:

Private School

Town/Village

Principal

No. of Students

Creswell Academy

Creswell

W.S. Dunston

38

Plymouth Academy

Plymouth

C.W. Toms

38
On March 7, 1899, the North Carolina General Assembly passed an Act to appoint five (5) named trustees for the Colored Normal School in the town of Plymouth in Washington 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 Washington County:

Private School

Town/Village

Principal

No. of Students

Creswell Academy

Creswell

Prof. Sherrill

30

Plymouth Academy

Plymouth

B.F. Hassell Jr.

120
 
 
 
 
 
 


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