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Near Volney in Grayson County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Weavers Cabin

— Grayson Highlands State Park —

 
 
Weavers Cabin Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, July 24, 2020
1. Weavers Cabin Marker
Inscription.  The logs in this cabin were taken from one built by Grant Weaver near Mud Creek in 1902. It is believed that Mr. Weaver took some of the logs from another older dwelling and that this lumber is 150 years old.

The cabin is constructed mainly of hemlock logs with some yellow-poplar scattered throughout. Each log—cut from the nearby forest with axes and cross-cut saws—was hand hewn with a broad axe and notched until it fit tightly into place. Then it was weather-proofed with wood strips between the logs, and clay—sometimes mixed with horse or cow hair—to hold the wood strips in place.

The loft is weather boarded with pine. Chestnut covers the interior walls and the floor is laid with scrub oak. The mantle and the fireplace facing are also made of chestnut. The hearthstone and arch rock came from John Ingram's old cabin and are estimated to be over 125 years old.
 
Erected by Grayson Highlands State Park.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureParks & Recreational AreasSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1902.
 
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36° 37.721′ N, 81° 28.783′ W. Marker is near Volney, Virginia, in Grayson County. Marker is on Sugarlands Overlook Road, 1.2 miles east of Grayson Highlands Lane (Virginia Route 362), on the left when traveling east. On the grounds of the Grayson Highlands State Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mouth of Wilson VA 24363, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Jones Homestead (within shouting distance of this marker); Spring House (within shouting distance of this marker); Spencer Cabin (within shouting distance of this marker); Interpreter's Cabin (approx. 1.1 miles away); Rock House Ridge Trail (approx. 1.2 miles away); Grayson County (approx. 1.3 miles away); John Deere Mower Model 2 (approx. 1.3 miles away); North Carolina / Virginia (approx. 3.7 miles away in North Carolina). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Volney.
 
Weavers Cabin Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, July 24, 2020
2. Weavers Cabin Marker
Weavers Cabin Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, July 24, 2020
3. Weavers Cabin Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 19, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 19, 2020, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 304 times since then and 102 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 19, 2020, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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