Guide to the King's Mountain High School, North Carolina, Photograph, circa 1880

Summary Information

Title: King's Mountain High School, North Carolina, Photograph, circa 1880
Collection: AC.1077
Extent: 0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

This collection is a photograph labeled as King's Mountain High School in King's Mountain, North Carolina with military-dressed students in front of a white school houseis on hard cardboard.

Creator: Unknown

Biographical/Historical Note

King’s Mountain High School was founded in 1905 in King's Mountain, North Carolina with the establishment of the King’s Mountain Graded School, comprised of grades 1st through 11th. In 1990, it was officially a high school with grades 9th through 12th.

NOTE: Historically this may not be a photo of the King's Mountain High School, as it was established in 1905 and this is dated circa 1880. W.T.R. Bell was principal of Rutherford Military Institute in 1900. With this being a photo of military-dressed students, this may well be a photo of this military institute.

Scope and Contents

This one-item collection is a cardstock sepia photograph of possibly King's Mountain High School and students, King's Mountain, North Carolina in the 1880s, principal and teacher Capt. W.T.R. Bell, as verified written on back of card.

W.T.R. Bell also served as principal of the Rutherford Military Institute, and this may be a photo of that military establishment.


This is a single-item collection.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for use in the Dougherty Reading Room. An appointment for research is recommended. The Dougherty Reading Room is located on the 4th floor of Belk Library in Special Collections.

Acquisitions Information

This collection was purchased from L&T Respess in 2014.

Processing Information

Processed by Anita Elliott in July 2015.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], AC.1077: King’s Mountain High School, North Carolina, Photograph, W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina USA.

Container List

King's Mountain High School Photograph, cardstock, 1880