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Gatlinburg in Sevier County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Martha Jane Ogle Cabin

 
 
Martha Jane Ogle Cabin Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, March 14, 2009
1. Martha Jane Ogle Cabin Marker
Inscription. This cabin is the first house built in what is now Gatlinburg. About 1802, William Ogle selected a building site near here, in what he called "The Land of Paradise." Ogle cut and hewed the logs for the house then returned to South Carolina to bring his family of five sons, two daughters and his wife, Martha Jane. Unfortunately, he fell ill and died in 1803. In 1807, Martha Jane returned with her family and brother, Peter Huskey and his family, and built the cabin you now see. The farm was sold to Pi Beta Phi as the settlement school expanded, in 1921. The cabin was utilized as a hospital and then as a museum of mountain artifacts gathered by the school staff. As the Arrowmont School expanded again in 1969, the cabin was moved and then later moved to its present site (originally the site of the first church building in the community). The cabin has been listed on the National Register of Historic Sites since 1986.
 
Location. 35° 42.777′ N, 83° 30.773′ W. Marker is in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, in Sevier County. Marker is on The Great Smoky Mountains Pkwy. (U.S. 441) near Cherokee Orchard Rd.. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gatlinburg TN 37738, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies.
Martha Jane Ogle Cabin Photo, Click for full size
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, March 14, 2009
2. Martha Jane Ogle Cabin
Village Gate (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Baskins Creek (approx. 0.2 miles away); Gladys Trentham Russell (approx. 1.1 miles away); A Wonder of the World (approx. 1.1 miles away); Noah "Bud" Ogle Farm (approx. 1.1 miles away); Wiley Oakley (approx. 1.5 miles away); The Ephraim Bales Place (approx. 2.4 miles away); Pigeon Forge (approx. 4.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Gatlinburg.
 
Categories. Notable BuildingsNotable PersonsSettlements & Settlers
 
Martha Jane Ogle Cabin Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, March 14, 2009
3. Martha Jane Ogle Cabin Marker
Ogle Cabin Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, March 14, 2009
4. Ogle Cabin Marker
Ogle Log Cabin Plaque Donated By Descendants Of Thomas-Hercules_William-Issac & John Ogle who built the cabin for their Mother Martha Jane Huskey Ogle Among First Settlers of Gatlinburg and Great Smokies Chapter Daughters of American Revolution Smoky Mountain Historical Society Pi Beta PHI Fraternity March 6, 1970
Martha Jane Ogle Cabin Photo, Click for full size
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, March 14, 2009
5. Martha Jane Ogle Cabin
 

 
Credits. This page originally submitted on May 26, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 2,509 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 26, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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