Martha Wallace asked how one joins the Jackson County Historical
Association. The following is a brief summary for her and others who
might pose the same question:
The Jackson County Historical Association is a very active organization
that promotes awareness of and preservation of the county's rich
cultural history. THE JACKSON COUNTY CHRONICLES are mailed to dues
paying members about 2 weeks before each quarterly meeting in January,
April, July, and October. Each publication consists of 12 to 14 pages
of historical essays on county landmarks, events, and people. In years
past, I have devoted entire issues to family history stories.
Annual dues for those under 65: $20.00. For those 65 and older:
$15.00. Dues checks should be made payable to JCHA and mailed to JCHA,
P. O. Box 1494, Scottsboro, AL 35768. Dues are necessary to finance
publications and other projects deemed worthy of association support.
The October JCHA meeting is in the form of an annual county bus tour.
In 2009, we toured the northern section of the county that included the
Bridgeport, Mount Carmel, Old Bolivar, and the Stevenson areas. This
tour included the county's oldest home still used as a residence as well
as a pre-Civil war home that was rebuilt after an 1880s fire. In 2010,
we toured Cumberland Mountain and Paint Rock Valley. We were the guests
in three restored homes that day. In October 2011, we will tour Hog
Jaw Valley and the northern end of Sand Mountain that includes Bryant,
Higdon, Flat Rock, and Fabius.
The association has been working on the reclamation and restoration of
the Scottsboro Freight Depot to be used as a museum. This building is
one of only 3 pre-Civil War depots still standing in Alabama. Our July
meeting will be in the form of a grand opening program at the depot.
The association is also involved in the Paint Rock Valley History
Project. Another recent project was the reclamation and annual cleaning
of the Old Bellefonte Cemetery that was added to the Alabama Historic
Cemetery Register in 2009.
The association would welcome your membership and support.
Ann B. Chambless
JACKSON COUNTY CHRONICLES
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