North Carolina Education - Wilkes County

Year County Established

County Webpage Herein

County Seat Webpage Herein

1777

Wilkes County

Wilkesboro
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 the Wilkesborough Academy in the town of Wilkesborough in Wilkes County. Thirteen (13) trustees were named in the Act.
On March 22, 1875, the North Carolina General Assembly passed an Act to incorporate Wilkesboro High School in the town of Wilkesboro in Wilkes County. Seven (7) trustees were named in the Act.
On March 6, 1877, the North Carolina General Assembly passed an Act to incorporate the existing Moravian Falls Academy in the village of Moravian Falls in Wilkes County. Seven (7) trustees were named in the Act, and the academy was authorized assets up to $6,000.
On February 3, 1881, the North Carolina General Assembly passed an Act to prevent the sale of spirituous liquors within one (1) mile of Trap Hill Academy in the village of Trap Hill in Wilkes County.
In the Biennial Report of the Superintendent of Public Instruction for the scholastic years of 1889 and 1890, it was reported that there were three (3) private schools for white children in Wilkes County:

Private School

Town/Village

Principal

No. of Students

Fair View Academy

Trap Hill

Joel L. Smith

132

Moravian Falls Academy

Moravian Falls

G.W. Greene

120

Wilkesboro Academy

Wilkesboro

L.A. Abernethy

68
On March 6, 1891, the North Carolina General Assembly passed an Act to charter the Fair View Male and Female College in the village of Trap Hill in Wilkes County. Nine (9) trustees were named in the Act.
On March 6, 1893, the North Carolina General Assembly passed an Act to charter the Trap Hill Institute in the village of Trap Hill in Wilkes County. Sixteen (16) trustees were named in the Act.
On February 23, 1895, the North Carolina General Assembly passed an Act to incorporate the North Wilkesboro Academical and Industrial Institute, a school for colored students, in the town of North Wilkesboro in Wilkes County. Twelve (12) incorporators/trustees were named in the Act.
On March 13, 1895, the North Carolina General Assembly passed an Act to incorporate the Moravian Falls Military Academy in the village of Moravian Falls in Wilkes County. Five (5) trustees were named in the Act, and all property is to be tax exempt.
In the Biennial Report of the Superintendent of Public Instruction for the scholastic years of 1899 and 1900, it was reported that there were five (5) private schools in Wilkes County:

Private School

Town/Village

Principal

No. of Students

Yadkin Valley Academy

Wilkesboro

M.L. Matthews

100

North Wilkesboro High School

North Wilkesboro

R.E.L. Plummer

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Ronda High School

Ronda

E.J. Johnson

--

Moravian Falls Academy

Moravian Falls

W.S. Surratt

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Trap Hill Institute

Trap Hill

J.L. Turner

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