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County Schools

FAYETTEVILLE STATE UNIVERSITY

METHODIST COLLEGE

FAYETTEVILLE TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE

K-12

Abbott Middle, R. Max
(Global Communications)

Alderman Road Elementary

Armstrong Elementary
(Technology)

Ashley Elementary
(Communications w/Foreign Language)

Auman Elementary, Loyd
(Technology)

Baldwin Elementary, Ed V., Jr.
(Year-Round)

Beaver Dam Elementary

Berrien Elementary, Teresa
(Year-Round)

Black Elementary, Lillian

Brentwood Elementary
(Primary 1 offered K-1 only)

Britt High, Jack
(Integrated Systems Technology & Applied Engineering)

Brown Elementary, W.T.

Brown Elementary, W.T.
(Year-Round)
(Uniform Dress Code)

Byrd Middle, Douglas
(Uniform Dress Code)

Byrd High, Douglas
(Finance Academy & Ford Partnership for Advanced Studies)

Cape Fear High
(Agriculture & Natural Sciences and Natural Science Academies)

Cashwell Elementary, Elizabeth
(Classical Studies)

(Uniform Dress Code)

Chesnutt Middle, Anne
(Year-Round)
(Uniform Dress Code)

Cliffdale Elementary
(Primary 1 offered K-1 only)
(Uniform Dress Code)

College Lakes Elementary
(Technology)

Collier Elementary, C. Wayne
(Core Knowledge)

Coon Elementary, J.W.

Cross Creek Early College
High School

(Accelerated Learning and College Credit)

Cumberland Mills Elementary
(Math)

Cumberland Road Elementary
(Montessori PreK-2)

District 7 Elementary
(Classical Studies)

Easom Elementary, Alma
(Core Knowledge)

Eastover-Central Elementary
(Arts)

Ferguson-Easley Elementary
(Math & Science)

Fuller Performance Learning Center

Gallberry Farm Elementary

Glendale Acres Elementary
(Communications w/Foreign Language and Primary 1 offered K-1 only)

Gray's Creek Elementary
Internationally Themed

Gray's Creek Middle

Gray's Creek High
(Academy of Information Technology)

Griffin Middle, John R.

Hall Elementary, Howard
(Classical Studies & Language Immersion 09/10 offered K only)
(Uniform Dress Code)

Hefner Elementary, Bill

Hillsboro Street Elementary
(Uniform Dress Code)

Honeycutt Elementary, E. Melvin

Hope Mills Middle

Howard Health & Life Sciences 
High School

Ireland Drive Middle
(Uniform Dress Code)

Jeralds Middle, Luther "Nick"
(Math & Science)

Jones Elementary, Pauline
(Arts)

Lake Rim Elementary
(Accelerated Learning with Science & Primary 1 offered K-1 only)

Lewis Chapel Middle
(Cultural/Performing Arts)
(Uniform Dress Code)

Long Hill Elementary
(Learner-Centered Academy)

Manchester Elementary
(Math and Science Academy)

(Uniform Dress Code)

Martin Elementary, Benjamin
(Accelerated Learning)

Massey Hill Classical High
(Classical Studies)
(Uniform Dress Code)

McArthur Elementary, Mary
(Arts, A+ School)

Miller Elementary, E.E.
(Language Immersion 09/10 offered
K-2 only)

(Year-Round)

Montclair Elementary
(Primary 1 offered K-1 only)
(Uniform Dress Code)

Morganton Road Elementary

Owen Elementary, William H.
(Language Immersion 09/10 offered
K-1 only
)
(Uniform Dress Code)

Pine Forest Middle
(Learning Styles)
(Uniform Dress Code)

Pine Forest High
(Academy of Information Technology)

Ponderosa Elementary
(Math)
(Uniform Dress Code)

Raleigh Road Elementary

Ramsey Street Middle
(Uniform Dress Code)

Ramsey Street High
(Uniform Dress Code)

Reid Ross Year-Round Classical (Classical Studies)
(Uniform Dress Code)

Rockfish Elementary

Sanford High, Terry
(Global Studies Academy)

Seabrook Elementary, J.W.
(Classical Studies)
(Uniform Dress Code)

Seventy-First Classical Middle
(Classical Studies)
(Uniform Dress Code)

Seventy-First High
(Academy of Arts Education)

Sherwood Park Elementary
(Technology)
(Uniform Dress Code)

Smith High, E. E.
(Fire Science & Math and Science Academies)

Souders Elementary, Lucile
(Math & Science)

South View High
(International Baccalaureate Academy & Academy of Public Safety and Security)

South View Middle
(
Multiple Intelligences)
(Uniform Dress Code)

Spring Lake Middle

Stedman Elementary
(Math)

Stedman Primary
(Math)

Stoney Point Elementary

Sunnyside Elementary
(Uniform Dress Code)

Vanstory Hills Elementary
(Communications w/Foreign Language)

Walker-Spivey
(Uniform Dress Code)

Warrenwood Elementary
(Math & Science)

Westarea Elementary
(Math & Science)
(Uniform Dress Code)

Westover Middle
(Uniform Dress Code)

Westover High
(Academy of Engineering Technologies & Academy of Health Sciences)

Wilkins Elementary, Alger B.
(Uniform Dress Code)

Williams Middle, Mac

Williams, Mae Rudd
(Uniform Dress Code)

Willis Elementary, Margaret
(Technology)
(Uniform Dress Code)

Churches

Antioch Church  

Wade

 

Antioch Church  

Wade

 

Bashan Church  

Parkton

 

Beaver Creek Church  

Fayetteville

 

Beaver Dam Church  

Roseboro

 

Bethany Church  

Stedman

 

Bethany Church  

Stedman

 

Bethel Church  

Manchester

 

Bethlehem Church  

Cedar Creek

 

Bible Center Church  

Fayetteville

 

Big Rockfish Church  

Hope Mills

 

Blacks Chapel  

Wade

 

Bluff Church  

Wade

 

Bonnie Doone Mission  

Fayetteville

 

Brotherhood Holiness Church  

Stedman

 

Calvert Church  

Fayetteville

 

Camp Ground Church  

Fayetteville

 

Cape Fear Church  

Cedar Creek

 

Cape Fear Church  

Vander

 

Cedar Creek Church  

Cedar Creek

 

Cedar Falls Church  

Slocomb

 

Chapel Grove Church

Duart

 

China Grove Church  

Jerome

 

China Grove Church  

Stedman

 

Christian Light Church  

Autryville

 

Circle Court Church  

Fayetteville

 

Cokesbury Church  

Stedman

 

Colliers Chapel  

Wade

 

Comfort Church  

Fayetteville

 

Concord Church  

Autryville

 

Culbreth Memorial Church  

 

Wade  Church  

Cedar Creek

 

Union Church  

Bunnlevel

 

Deliverence Temple  

Hope Mills

 

Dove Chapel  

Jerome

 

Elizabeth Church

Wade

 

Emmanuel Church  

Wade

 

Eureka Church  

Manchester

 

Eutaw Church  

Fayetteville

 

Evergreen Church  

Roseboro

 

Falling Run Church  

Cedar Creek

 

Faymont Church

Fayetteville

 

First United Church  

Hope Mills

 

Flat Swamp Church  

Vander

 

Friendship Church  

Wade

 

Galatia Church  

Clifdale

 

Galilee Church  

Stedman

 

Gardiner Chapel  

Vander

 

Gardners Chapel  

Fayetteville

 

Good Hope Missionary Church  

Vander

 

Grace Church  

Fayetteville

 

Grays Creek Church  

Cedar Creek

 

Hickory Grove Church  

Parkton

 

Holiness Chapel  

Wade

 

Hoods Temple  

Fayetteville

 

House of Prayer  

Cedar Creek

 

Judson Church  

Vander

 

Lake Lynn Church  

Hope Mills

 

Lebanon Missionary Church  

Vander

 

Locks Creek Church  

Vander

 

Macedonia Church  

Autryville

 

Magnolia Church  

Stedman

 

Magnolia Church  

Fayetteville

 

Mars Hill Church  

Hope Mills

 

Marvin Church  

Cedar Creek

 

Mattox Church  

Fayetteville

 

McMillan Church  

Wade

 

McPherson Church  

Fayetteville

 

Moores Chapel  

Vander

 

Moores Chapel United Methodist Church  

Stedman

 

Mount Calvary Church  

Parkton

 

Mount Calvary Church  

Cedar Creek

 

Mount Gilead Church  

Fayetteville

 

Mount Olive Church  

Wade

 

Mount Pisgah Church  

Cedar Creek

 

Mount Vernon Church  

Saint Pauls

 

Mount Vernon Church  

Saint Pauls

 

Mount Zion Church  

Vander

 

New Hope Church  

Stedman

 

Oak Grove Church  

Stedman

 

Oak Ridge Church  

Wade

 

Old Bluff Church  

Wade

 

Palestine Church  

Slocomb

 

Peters Creek Church  

Ammon

 

Pinewood Church  

Hope Mills

 

Poplar Grove Church  

Bunnlevel

 

Prophecy Church  

Autryville

 

Rakksan Chapel  

Manchester

 

Revival Center Church  

Wade

 

Saint Johns Church  

Autryville

 

Saint Lukes Church  

Vander

 

Saint Marks Church  

Autryville

 

Saint Pauls Church  

Vander

 

Salem Church  

Vander

 

Sandy Grove Church  

Stedman

 

Savannah Church  

Cedar Creek

 

Sharon Church  

Jerome

 

Sherwood Church  

Cedar Creek

 

Snow Hill Church  

Hope Mills

 

Spring Hill Church  

Hope Mills

 

Spring Hill Church  

Wade

 

Stony Point Church  

Hope Mills

 

Swans Creek Church  

Hope Mills

 

Tabor Church  

Cedar Creek

 

Temple of Faith Church  

Hope Mills

 

Union Church  

Hope Mills

 

Union Hill Church  

Autryville

 

Union Oak Church  

Hope Mills

 

Victory Church  

Fayetteville

 

Victory Church  

Hope Mills

 

Villase Church  

Fayetteville

 

Walstone Church  

Fayetteville

 

Wesley Chapel  

Wade

 

Westarea Church  

Fayetteville

 

Whispering Pines Church  

Parkton

 

Williams Chapel  

Wade

 

Willis Creek Church  

Duart

 

Zion Church  

Slocomb

 

Zion Wall Church  

Wade


Note on Churches:
  North Carolina is blessed to boast hundreds of churches in every county.  We make every effort to list each church in each county.  If your church is not listed in our directory, please let us know.

The Market House was built in 1832 on the site of the old State House, which was destroyed by fire in 1831. It was within the walls of the State House that North Carolina had ratified the Constitution of the United States in 1789 and chartered the University of North Carolina. Also here North Carolina ceded her western lands to form the state of Tennessee.

- Source: www.gofayetteville.com


History of Cumberland County




Confederate Arsenal at Fayetteville During Civil War

 

William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland was the third son of King George II and commander of the English Army at the Battle of Culloden, in which the Highland Scots were soundly defeated in 1746. Many Highland Scots left and went to the colonies afterward and many settled what is today Cumberland County, North Carolina. The settlers of Cumberland County wanted a different name, but the English forced the name of Cumberland upon them to remind them that they had been defeated by England in their homeland just a few short years before.

Cumberland was changed briefly to Fayette County in 1784, but the Act was repealed at the next General Assembly in the same year.

In 1762, Campbellton was established at Cross Creek with provisions for public buildings. In 1778, Cross Creek and Campbellton were joined and the courthouse was ordered to be erected in the part of town known as Cross Creek. In 1783, Campbellton was changed to Fayetteville in honor of Marquis de la Lafayette, the French general who aided the colonies during the American Revolution.


Cumberland County began as a settlement in the upper Cape Fear River valley between 1729 and 1736 by European migrants known as Highland Scots. The area became a vital transportation link to other major settlements. A receiving and distribution center was established in 1730 on the Cape Fear River. This settlement was known as Campbellton.

 

The Colonial Legislature passed an Act in 1754 which resulted in the political division of Bladen County, thus forming Cumberland County. It was named after the Duke of Cumberland (William Augustus) who commanded the English Army. Campbellton was named the County seat during 1778. In 1783, Campbellton was renamed to Fayetteville in honor of Marquis De La Fayette, a French general that served in the American Revolutionary Army.

Fayetteville's growth was set back by a devastating fire in 1831 and by the invasion of General Sherman in 1865. One of the principal factors that boosted the slow recovery of the area was the opening of Camp Bragg as an artillery and temporary training facility in 1918. The base was closed in 1921 and later reopened as a permanent army post and renamed Fort Bragg in honor of Confederate General Braxton Bragg, a North Carolina native.

Presently, Cumberland County has a population close to 300,000 and encompasses approximately 661 square miles. The area is known as the "Sandhills." Cumberland County has progressed from its beginnings as a riverfront distribution center to a highly commercialized area offering a variety of services to its citizens.


Click Here for an extensive list of historic milestones for Cumberland County, provided by the Cumberland County Public Library, an excellent website.

-Source: J.D. Lewis - Little River, SC 
http://www.carolana.com/NC/Counties/cumberland_county_nc.html 

More Information


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 302,963 people, 107,358 households, and 77,619 families residing in the county. The population density was 464 people per square mile (179/km²). There were 118,425 housing units at an average density of 181 per square mile (70/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 55.15% White, 34.90% Black or African American, 1.55% Native American, 1.88% Asian, 0.30% Pacific Islander, 3.13% from other races, and 3.09% from two or more races. 6.90% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

By 2005 Cumberland County's population was 51.5% non-Hispanic whites. It was 36.7% African-American. 6.4% of the population was Latino. 3.1% of the population reported more than one race. 2.1% of the population was Asian. 1.7% of the population was Native American.

There were 107,358 households out of which 39.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.90% were married couples living together, 15.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.70% were non-families. 22.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.65 and the average family size was 3.11.

In the county the population was spread out with 27.90% under the age of 18, 13.70% from 18 to 24, 32.90% from 25 to 44, 17.80% from 45 to 64, and 7.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were 102.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $37,466, and the median income for a family was $41,459. Males had a median income of $28,308 versus $22,379 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,376. About 10.40% of families and 12.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.80% of those under age 18 and 13.70% of those age 65 or over.

-Source: Wikipedia