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Denison in Grayson County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Davis-Ansley Log Cabin Home

 
 
Davis-Ansley Log Cabin Home Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Armstrong, June 19, 2021
1. Davis-Ansley Log Cabin Home Marker
Inscription.  

Blacksmith Micajah C. Davis (1790-1860), one of the founders of Grayson County, erected this cabin about 1840at Iron Ore Creek settlement near present Denison. The Pioneer home was built of hand-hewn oak logs with a plank floor. Sold in 1870 to Josephus R. Ansley (1826-1873) and his wife Gilley (1826-1915). The cabin was later occupied by their son will (1861-1952). Mr. and Mrs. John Summers purchased the structure in 1953 and donated it in 1972 to the Old Settlers Village.
Recorded Texas Historical Landmark - 1976
 
Erected 1976 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 7354.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1840.
 
Location. 33° 43.825′ N, 96° 35.249′ W. Marker is in Denison, Texas, in Grayson County. Marker can be reached from RC Vaughan Road north of South Polaris Street, on the right when traveling north. The marker and cabin are located on the grounds of the Grayson County Frontier Village. Touch for map
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. Marker is at or near this postal address: 111 RC Vaughan Road, Denison TX 75020, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Jesse Elvis Hendricks Log Cabin (within shouting distance of this marker); Thompson House (within shouting distance of this marker); The Civilian Conservation Corps at Loy Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Cold Springs Log Cabin School (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Fitzgerald Home (about 500 feet away); Old Bass Home (about 600 feet away); Sand Springs (approx. 1.2 miles away); Mayes House (approx. 2.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Denison.
 
Davis-Ansley Log Cabin Home image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Armstrong, June 19, 2021
2. Davis-Ansley Log Cabin Home
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 10, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 9, 2021, by Jason Armstrong of Talihina, Oklahoma. This page has been viewed 180 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 9, 2021, by Jason Armstrong of Talihina, Oklahoma. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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