Cross Bridges Community: From the Columbia Beacon, March 26, 1847: "at J. H. Websters 10 miles west of Columbia, a school second to none in the western part of the county, will accommodate eight or ten students.. to commence 1st of April". Source: Columbia Herald: July 3, 1976.
From The Maury Intelligence, December 7, 1848 "Goshen Seminary Permanently located at the residence of Jas H. Webster, 10 miles west of Columbia.. Miss E. A. Thevenot, Preceptress." Source: Columbia Herald: July 3, 1976.
The Columbia Observer, June 25, 1840: "Miss E. J. 'Wingfield's School will open on the 'first Monday in January in the Session Room of the Presbyterian Church."
Evertt Derryberry of Maury Co. native, slated to become one of Tennessee's outstanding public University presidents (Tennessee Technology University at Cookeville), was described in the newspaper article as the University of Tennessee's "perfect student" and Rhodes Scholar who is now in Oxford University England completing his three year course there. Historic Maury Vol. XXIX, No1.
There was also at one time a Classical School in the city of Columbia, taught by Mr. H. B. Edmiston, a graduate of the Virginia University. source: reworded but, the information came from the Historical Sketch of Maury County p. 67
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