North Carolina Education - Hyde County

Year County Established

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1712

Hyde County

Woodstock,
Germantown,
Swan Quarter
On December 27, 1814, the North Carolina General Assembly passed an Act to incorporate Rush Academy on Mattamuskeet in Hyde County. It was Strayhon's School House that was renamed to Rush Academy. Six (6) trustees were named in the Act.
On December 28, 1816, the North Carolina General Assembly Passed an Act to establish Union Academy at Mattamuskeet in Hyde County. Nine (9) trustees were named in the Act.
On January 9, 1833, the North Carolina General Assembly passed an Act to appoint seven (7) new trustees (named) to manage the Rush Academy in Hyde County. Two of the original trustees were also named in the Act.
On January 26, 1874, the North Carolina General Assembly passed an Act to incorporate Fairfield Academy in the town of Fairfield in Hyde County. Five (5) trustees were named in the Act, and the school was chartered for ninety-nine (99) 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 eight (8) private schools for white children and two (2) private schools for colored children in Hyde County. The private schools for white children were:

Private School

Town/Village

Principal

No. of Students

Scranton School

Scranton

Miss Ludie Bell

25

Town School

Swan Quarter

J.R. Credle

36

Over Creek School

Swan Quarter

Rev. L.S. Ross

26

Lake Forest School

Swan Quarter

Miss Mary Wilkinson

14

Juniper Bay School

Lake Comfort

J.M. Benson

32

South Lake School

Lake Comfort

Miss Lula Stuart

24

Lake Landing School

Lake Landing

Miss Lula Williams

20

Fairfield Academy

Fairfield

Prof. Tillett

32
The two (2) private schools for colored chilren were:

Private School

Town/Village

Principal

No. of Students

Englehard School

Englehard

--

30

Green Hill School

Lake Comfort

George H. Whiting

46
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 Hyde County:

Private School

Town/Village

Principal

No. of Students

Sladesville High School

Sladesville

Miss Sallie Betts

29

Swan Quarter High School

Swan Quarter

Miss L.D. Parker

45

Fairfield Academy

Fairfield

Bob Carter

65
 
 
 


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