Grapevine in Tarrant County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Torian Log Cabin
This cabin of hand-hewn logs was built along a creek at the edge of the Cross Timbers near the pioneer community of Dove. It originally stood on a headright settled in 1845 by Francis Throop, a Peters colonist from Missouri. J.C.Wiley bought the property in 1868. He sold it in 1886 to John R. Torian (1836-1909), a farmer from Kentucky. Torian family members occupied the structure until the 1940s. The cabin was moved about four miles to this site in 1976. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1978
Erected 1978 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 5508.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Parks & Recreational Areas • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1845.
Location. 32° 56.374′ N, 97° 4.69′ W. Marker is in Grapevine, Texas, in Tarrant County. Marker is on Main Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 205 Main Street, Grapevine TX 76051, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Grapevine (here, next to this marker); "The Prairie Windmill" Benjamin Richard Wall (within shouting distance of this marker); Grapevine's Liberty Bell (within shouting distance of this marker); The Wallis Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); Palace Theatre (within shouting distance of this marker); Wall Drug Store (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); "Walking to Texas" (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grapevine.
More about this marker. This medallion-and-plate marker is on a log cabin that sits in a small city park across the street from Grapevine Town Hall.
Credits. This page was last revised on March 31, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 31, 2020, by J Frye of Fort Worth, Texas. This page has been viewed 806 times since then and 435 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 31, 2020, by J Frye of Fort Worth, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.