Jacksonville College students Johnathan Jones and Kelsey Lybrand recently were recognized by the local Barnwell Anderson Chapter of Walter Prescott Webb Society for their historical research of area places of interest, which were submitted to the C. M. Caldwell Memorial Awards issued through the Texas State Historical Association. College chapter sponsor Dr. Patricia Richey presented students with certificates acknowledging their participation.
Lybrand researched a historic home – the Fridolin (Fred) Fisher Home in Fairfield, built in 1893 – that is still in her family. Her presentation was the basis for honors credit earned for American History at the local college.
Jones wrote about Pisgah Baptist Church located in Brushy Creek, Texas, at the intersection of Farm roads 315 and 837, on a tributary of Brushy Creek thirteen miles northeast of Palestine in northeastern Anderson County. It was founded in 1850 and continues to be a place of worship.
The Barnwell Anderson Chapter offers students various opportunities outside of the classroom to learn about local and state history.