Black Schools in Pitt Co.

School Address Principal/year accredited. (if known)
Ayden 1301 S. Lee St./Ayden J.W. Ormand/1938
Bethel Union Barnhill St./Bethel /1940
Bruce-Falkland or Foreman School Southwood Farm/Falkland (there was also Tram Road School; originally all on Tram Road) Used until 1958
Cherry Lane 504 Ford St./Greenville S.A. Bowe
Pitt County Training School/ GR Whitfield /Grimesland
H.B. Sugg 805 S. Main St./Farmville H.B. Sugg
Fountain (later on N. Fountain; in Fountain, NC) 901 S. Main St./Farmville Chas M. Suggs/1934
Grifton 829 East Avenue/Ayden
Haddock 801 Bancroft Ave./Greenville Chas M. Anderson
Nichols/ Bell Arthur 1400 E. Fleming St./Greenville Famey Moore
Sallie Branch 415 Nash St./Greenville Mattie King/1924
Simpson Virginia St./Grimesland Township Lafayette Williams
Stokes 911 RR. St./Greenville
Winterville (W.H. Robinson as of 1970s) 1225 Davenport St./Greenville J.W. Maye
Eppes 1600 W. 5th St./Greenville W.H. Davenport/1928
Fleming St. (Sadie Saulter by ’72) Fleming St./Greenville Sadie Saulter
South Greenville Howell St. (as of ’72) Greenville Lena B. Brown/1957
St. Gabriel’s 1101 Ward St./Greenville Sister Paschal
The Industrial Graded School Corner of Broadway and Fleming/Greenville
Warren’s Chapel Winterville Luvenia S. Latham

*Number of Rosenwald-funded schools constructed in Pitt County unknown. Several “Negro” schools were merged into what were “White” schools by the time of desegregation; some have been destroyed or no longer exist in the original physical locations.


The Historic Architecture of Pitt County, North Carolina (Joyner NC stacks)

The Architecture Heritage of Greenville, NC. Michael Cotter. 1988, Greenville Area Preservation Association.

Education Directory of North Carolina (1958-1959, 1972-1973). NCDPI.

Prepared by Adam King, MAT Student, ECU

Note:  Alumni from schools listed in red have contacted us and wish to be interviewed.


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