Century-old school preserved to teach about early Central Florida settlers
BARBERVILLE, Fla. - The Barberville Pioneer Settlement in Volusia County is giving students a better understanding of how the first Central Floridians lived during the late 1800s into the 1900s. Since then, the pioneer settlement has become a historical village museum where Barberville High School, which was built 100 years ago, is preserved today. (It) was a valuable resource for the area at that time," said Gudrun Benson, associate director of Barberville Pioneer Settlement. Barberville Pioneer Settlement is also home to the oldest brick house in Volusia County. "They were extremely important and there are still Underhills in the area who are descendants," said Debra West, executive director of Barberville Pioneer Settlement.