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1841 - Public Education

Event Type: 
Antebellum Days 1820-1852

<p>North Carolina received 1.5 million in surplus U.S. government funds. This money would be&nbsp;used to start the state&#39;s public school fund. On this date, the&nbsp;<em>Mecklenburg Jeffersonian</em>&nbsp;reported that the school board, formed that year, had divided Mecklenburg County into&nbsp;76&nbsp;school districts. Once school buildings were located in each, the county would be entitled to draw her quota of money.</p>