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Abbeville in Abbeville County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Conservation Cabin

 
 
Conservation Cabin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 27, 2008
1. Conservation Cabin Marker
Inscription.
Built by James Fell in 1815
in the Cedar Springs area
of old Abbeville District

 
Location. 34° 10.667′ N, 82° 22.533′ W. Marker is in Abbeville, South Carolina, in Abbeville County. Marker is on Henry M Turner Street. Click for map. Marker is about 100 yards off the road, behind the Creswell Cabin. Marker is in this post office area: Abbeville SC 29620, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. This Water Fountain (here, next to this marker); Marie Cromer Seigler (here, next to this marker); Secession Hill (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Henry McNeal Turner (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named Secession Hill (about 300 feet away); First Secession Meeting Boulder (about 500 feet away); First Secession Meeting Columns (about 700 feet away); Abbeville County Veterans Memorial (about 800 feet away); Operation Desert Shield / Storm Monument (about 800 feet away); Clarence E. Pressley (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Abbeville.
 
Also see . . .
1. 4-H Club. Official website of the 4-H Club organization. (Submitted on November 12, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
Conservation Cabin image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 27, 2008
2. Conservation Cabin
 

2. 4-H Club. 4-H in the United States is a youth organization administered by the Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service of the United States Department of Agriculture, with the mission of "engaging youth to reach their fullest potential while advancing the field of youth development." (Submitted on November 12, 2009.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. Conservation Cabin
The Conservation Cabin was constructed around 1980 from materials from several nineteenth century cabins. It contains a banner of the Girl's Tomato Club organized by Abbeville native Marie Cromer Siegler and thought to be a forerunner of the 4-H Club. This house gives a close-up look at the way houses were chinked with clay to make them waterproof. More sophisticated than the Creswell Cabin, it makes use of upright corner posts rather than the traditional overlapping saddle notches. (Source: South Carolina: A Day at a Time by Caroline W. Todd and Sidney Wait, page 3.)
    — Submitted November 15, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.

2. Creswell Cabin
The Creswell Cabin was built in the town of Troy in Greenwood County in 1837 and
Conservation Cabin image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 27, 2008
3. Conservation Cabin
moved to this site in 1978. It is a well-preserved example of the kind of primitive log cabin used by the early settlers of this region. (Source: South Carolina: A Day at a Time by Caroline W. Todd and Sidney Wait, page 3.)
    — Submitted November 15, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.

 
Categories. Man-Made FeaturesNotable BuildingsSettlements & Settlers
 
Conservation Cabin image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 27, 2008
4. Conservation Cabin
Marie Cromer Seigler<br>(1882-1965) image. Click for full size.
Abbeville County by the Abbeville County Historical Society
5. Marie Cromer Seigler
(1882-1965)
This Abbeville native was elected posthumously to Abbeville's Hall of Fame. Born in 1882 on a farm located four miles from Abbeville, she died on June 14, 1965. This educator started the Tomato Club, forerunner of the 4-H Club, an organization now found throughout the United States.
The Abbeville Cotton Mill Tomato Club image. Click for full size.
Abbeville County by the Abbeville County Historical Society
6. The Abbeville Cotton Mill Tomato Club
Creswell Cabin image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 27, 2008
7. Creswell Cabin
Creswell Cabin image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 27, 2008
8. Creswell Cabin
Creswell Cabin - Chimney Detail image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 27, 2008
9. Creswell Cabin - Chimney Detail
 
 
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