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Lebanon in Wilson County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Forbes Cabin

 
 
Forbes Cabin Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Karen Emerson-McPeak, September 23, 2017
1. Forbes Cabin Marker
Inscription.  The community of Shop Springs was established in the early 1800's, having a group of stores, blacksmith shops, school, churches, physician, and a cooper shop. This cabin was built during this era of development, on a hill overlooking the businesses. The cabin was part of a typical homestead consisting of the cabin, smokehouse, detached kitchen, barns, well house and pens. When dismantling the cabin, parts of the original split shake roof were still intact, pegged to the roof rafters. The original construction revealed that pegs were used in the window and door casings. However, the floors were installed with hand wrought nails.

The furnishings were donated by or on permanent loan by friends of Fiddlers Grove.

The cabin and original chimneys were donated by Mr. and Mrs. Sammy Forbes and family in 1992.
 
Erected 1992.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 36° 11.859′ N, 86° 16.293′ W. Marker is in Lebanon, Tennessee, in Wilson County. Marker can be

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reached from Fiddlers Grove Court. Located in Fiddler's Grove Historic Village. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: East Baddour Parkway, Lebanon TN 37087, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Melrose Church (here, next to this marker); Mr. Luther's Blacksmith Shop and Broom Factory (here, next to this marker); Pete Smith's Store (here, next to this marker); Peyton Smokehouse (here, next to this marker); Stewart Cabin (here, next to this marker); Livesay Mill (within shouting distance of this marker); Thompson-Partlow Cabin and Smokehouse (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cartmell Cabin (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lebanon.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 7, 2017. It was originally submitted on November 5, 2017, by Karen Emerson-McPeak of Triune, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 213 times since then and 68 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on November 5, 2017, by Karen Emerson-McPeak of Triune, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
 
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Sep. 27, 2022