Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Swain County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Mountain Farm Museum
John Davis spent two years building this house near Deep Creek, North Carolina. It was completed about 1900. The log walls are "matched"; Davis split chestnut logs in half along their length and placed the halves in matching positions on opposite walls.
Erected by Great Smokey Mountains National Park , National Park Service U.S. Dept. of the Interior.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Landmarks. A significant historical year for this entry is 1900.
Location. 35° 30.79′ N, 83° 18.285′ W. Marker is in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, North Carolina, in Swain County. Marker is on U.S. 441 half a mile north of Blue Ridge Parkway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cherokee NC 28719, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Meathouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Apple House Corn Cribs (within shouting distance of this marker); Blacksmith Shop (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sorghum Mill and Furnace (about 400 feet away); Civilian Conservation Corps (about 500 feet away); Mingus Mill (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named Mingus Mill (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
More about this marker. Left Photo
The Davis house at its original location (left)near Deep Creek, North Carolina. John E.Davis (above, with family) built the house with help from his two oldest sons, who were very young at the time. The sons gathered the stones for the chimneys. The other three children were born in the house.
Also see . . . Mountain Farm Museum and Mingus Farm - National Park Service. (Submitted on October 20, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
Credits. This page was last revised on October 22, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 20, 2008, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 876 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on October 20, 2008, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. 2. submitted on August 29, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12. submitted on October 20, 2008, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. 13. submitted on October 22, 2008, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.