A reprint of Estalena Brabson’s book, “A History of Boyd’s Creek,” is now on sale at Seymour Public Library and at the Seymour branch of Home Federal Bank of Tennessee.
All proceeds benefit the Friends of Seymour Library’s building expansion fund.
Margaret Brabson Hicks, Estalena Brabson’s daughter, has granted the copyright to the Friends.
Hicks was the original editor of her mother’s work. She published the book shortly after her mother’s death in 1989.
Two members of the Friends, Colleen Shannon and Anna Garber, plan to update and expand on information in the 30-year-old book and publish their findings at a later date.
They are seeking historical documents, photos and other information about the Boyds Creek community.
Boyds Creek itself runs from west of the old Newell Station in Seymour to its junction with the French Broad River.
“A History of Boyd’s Creek” can be purchased at Seymour Library, 137 West Macon Lane, or Home Federal of Tennessee, at the corner of Chapman and Boyds Creek highways in Seymour.
Cost is $20 with a discount for two or more copies.
Boyds Creek, for the purposes of the book, includes southern Seymour along what is now known as Boyds Creek Road. Anyone with information, photos, questions or memories about the area’s history, including buildings, events or way of life may contact Shannon at 865-406-5233 or Garber at 865-579-2279.