— Grayson Highlands State Park —
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: Architecture • Parks & Recreational Areas • Settlements & Settlers.
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.
Credits. This page was last revised on December 19, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 19, 2020, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 32 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 19, 2020, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.