Schools near the Phoenix Mine

"The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet!" Aristotle (4th c. BC)
Perhaps Aristotle should have had some of the dedicated teachers at High Point School...maybe Plato was just too demanding! On those cold January mornings back in the 1910's and 20's, while walking to High Point School, it probably seemed bitter to the Wetter, Widenhouse, Honeycutt, Drye, Furr, Petrea, Bost, Cline et al. children, but most of them have lived "sweeter" lives than those with more advanced education!!!!!!

In 1926 thirty old Field Schools (one-two room schools) were consolidated to form the Mt. Pleasant Schools. Thus as of Fall 2004 for one to have attended a one-room school they would probably be at least 84 years of age!

Reeves Chapel, McGraw, and Petrea ----UNDER DEVELOPMENT

Deed for Reeves Chapel: On Feb. 3 , 1887 sold to Public School Committee of District #9, Cabarrus Co.,North Carolina one half acre of land for $60.00. This must have been some exceptionally valuable land at $120.00 per acre. It was near the main Phoenix Tract on the west. Sold by Martin Boger and wife Amanda E. Boger; Deed Book/Page 44/136
Unknown school behind St. Martin Lutheran Church, N of NC Hwy 200, on the NW corner of tract 3 of the Phoenix Mine Lands. Deed Book 46 page 403 (Dec 7 , 1887) for $1.00 paid by Felix A. Kluttz, Martin Bost, and G. H. Barnhardt; school committee of District No. 27 for whites in Cabarrus County, North Carolina.

Phoenix School 1912 - 1935
Phoenix School History

High Point School, Cabarrus County, North Carolina
Deeds: Sold to The County Board of Education of Cabarrus County by E. T. Bost on Aug 30, 1902 two acres of land for $35.00; then sold by School Board to Will Honeycutt on April 16, 1940. Deed book/page 52/552 and 159/297

Modern (2005) map of High Point and Petrea locations
Sketch of High Point School ca 1924
Nov. 1, 1983 photo of alumni, High Point School
A 1914-15 list of schools and instructors
Note: Miss Amanda Krimminger(Miller) was the 24 year old teacher at High Point. She proably just walked up from the family homeplace of Will Krimminger( her father) located behind Bost Mill .

A class roster from 1914-1924 compiled by Aaron Bost: courtesy of Mary (Furr) Eudy
page 1, page 2, page 3, page 4, page 5, page 6, and a hand drawn map.

Class Pictures: Pic 1, Pic 2, Pic 3, Pic 4, Pic 5