Thursday, October 6, 2011
A North Carolina Family with an Impressive Record of Support for Education
"Mendenhalls led the area in education," written by Carol Brooks for the October 5, 2011 Jamestown News, provides brief historical sketches of a dozen members of one family who were associated with a number of educational instutions in north central North Carolina.
A marker for one of the institutions, Jamestown Female College, is located on the campus of High Point University. Jamestown Female College opened in 1859 and the four story brick building it occupied then burned in 1861. The college was associated with the Methodist Protestant Church and could not recover from the fire to open again.