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Arlington in Shelby County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Harrell Farm Log Cabin

 
 
Harrell Farm Log Cabin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Masler, July 17, 2015
1. Harrell Farm Log Cabin Marker
Inscription. The Harrell Farm Log Cabin is estimated to date back to the mid-1800's and served as the cook's residence at the Harrell Farm. The Harrell farm was located along Harrell Road, in both Shelby and Fayette Counties, and the log cabin was located near what is now Interstate 40, which bisected the original farm of over 1,000 acres. In 1921, the family of William Jacob and Addie LaRue Harrell, II left their farm and moved to the Bone House, located along Forrest Street, taking the log cabin with them. The log cabin continued to serve as the cook's residence for many years. In 1991, Miss Addie Lee Harrell, daughter of William and Addie LaRue Harrell, gave permission to the Arlington Fire Department to burn the cabin as training for the then-volunteer fire department. However, at the last minute, the cabin was saved by a member of the Arlington Chapter of the Association for the Preservation of Tennessee Antiquities (APTA). The cabin was dismantled, each log was numbered, and the cabin was re-built at its current site. Although the cabin had a tin roof at the time it was rescued, to ensure the cabin maintained its historic character, the APTA replaced the tin roof with a shake roof in 2005.
 
Erected by The Arlington Chapter of the Association for the Preservation of Tennessee Antiquities.
 
Location.
Harrell Farm Log Cabin image. Click for full size.
By Steve Masler, July 17, 2015
2. Harrell Farm Log Cabin
35° 17.812′ N, 89° 39.668′ W. Marker is in Arlington, Tennessee, in Shelby County. Marker is on Chester Street just north of Forrest Street, in the median. Click for map. Located on the Arlington Tennessee Town Square. Marker is in this post office area: Arlington TN 38002, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Arlington Historic Post Office (a few steps from this marker); Rachel H.K. Burrow Museum (within shouting distance of this marker); Blacksmith Shop (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hughes-College Hill Park (approx. half a mile away); Arlington Cemetery (approx. 0.8 miles away); Memphis's Civil War Sites (approx. 2.3 miles away); Grey's Creek Baptist Church (approx. 6 miles away); Old Stagecoach Inn (approx. 6.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Arlington.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Harrell Farm Log Cabin Secondary Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Masler, July 17, 2015
3. Harrell Farm Log Cabin Secondary Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 136 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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