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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
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EnvironmentSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1815.
 
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. Marker is about 100 yards off the road, behind the Creswell Cabin. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Abbeville SC 29620, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Abbeville.
 
Also see . . .
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2. Conservation Cabin
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1. 4-H Club. Official website of the 4-H Club organization. (Submitted on November 12, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

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 commentary.
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.
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By Brian Scott, September 27, 2008
3. Conservation Cabin

2. Creswell Cabin
The Creswell Cabin was built in the town of Troy in Greenwood County in 1837 and 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.
 
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
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By Brian Scott, September 27, 2008
7. Creswell Cabin
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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
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 27, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 2,254 times since then and 180 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 27, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   5, 6. submitted on November 12, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   7, 8, 9. submitted on November 15, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.

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