Vera Scarborough

Community History Award

A native of Oakdale, Vera Scarbrough has dedicated her life to preserving and sharing the history of her hometown, once a major stop on the CNO&TP/Southern Railroad. Through decades of teaching, she worked with her students to publish their first book, Oakdale: 1880 to the Present, followed by a companion volume, The Legend Continues: Oakdale, Tennessee, Its Past and People: A Further Look into the Town that Cincinnati Built. Vera also keeps the town’s history alive through tours, events, and community service.