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Huntsville in Walker County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Roberts-Farris Log Cabin

 
 
Roberts-Farris Log Cabin Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, August 21, 2021
1. Roberts-Farris Log Cabin Marker
Inscription.  This simple log cabin, built in the mid 1840s, was originally located on West Sandy Creek fifteen miles west of Huntsville. The cabin was built by Allen Roberts, stepson of Hezekiah Farris, a San Jacinto veteran believed to be one of the captors of Santa Anna, who had visited the area earlier, but did not move his family from Tennessee until after the Texas Revolution.

The cabin remained in the Farris family for six generations until it was donated to the City of Huntsville in 2001 for relocation and restoration. History students from Sam Houston State University dismantled and relocated the cabin to its present location in the summer of 2001. Inmate work crews from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice rebuilt the cabin, which was officially dedicated in May 2002.
 
Erected 2007 by The Citizens of Huntsville.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical month for this entry is May 2002.
 
Location. 30° 42.926′ N, 95° 33.156′ W. Marker is in Huntsville, Texas, in Walker County. Marker can be reached
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from the intersection of Sam Houston Avenue and 19th Street. The marker is located in the center section of the Sam Houston Memorial Museum grounds. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1836 Sam Houston Avenue, Huntsville TX 77340, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Woodland, Home of Sam Houston (within shouting distance of this marker); Margaret Moffette Lea Houston (within shouting distance of this marker); Law Office (Sam Houston) (within shouting distance of this marker); Joshua's Forge (within shouting distance of this marker); Steamboat House (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old Main Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Austin College Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Peabody Library Building (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Huntsville.
 
Roberts-Farris Log Cabin and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, August 21, 2021
2. Roberts-Farris Log Cabin and Marker
The view of the Roberts-Farris Log Cabin and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, August 21, 2021
3. The view of the Roberts-Farris Log Cabin and Marker
The Roberts-Farris Log Cabin image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, August 21, 2021
4. The Roberts-Farris Log Cabin
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 28, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 28, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 236 times since then and 56 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 28, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.

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