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Carter, Maria F. [Trimble County Common Colored Schools]

Maria F. Carter was a school teacher in Trimble County, KY. The school term for Colored children in the county was three months, April 1-June 30th. In 1874, Carter had taught the entire term, but was not paid. The matter was taken up by the Kentucky Legislature. It was determined that a correct census had been taken of the Colored children in Trimble County but was not reported to the Superintendent of Public Instruction, as was required by law, resulting in no appropriations being designated for Trimble County from the Colored School Fund.

Maria Carter had been legally employed by the school system. The General Assembly enacted that Carter be paid the $51.50 owed her, and that the Superintendent of Public Instruction withhold the sum from the appropriations for the Trimble County school funds.

For more see chapter 338 of Acts of the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, Passed (1875), vol. 1 [available at Google Books]. See also the NKAA entries for African American Schools in Trimble County, KY and  African American Schools.

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“Carter, Maria F. [Trimble County Common Colored Schools],” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed May 18, 2024,

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