South Riding in Loudoun County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
The Settle-Dean Cabin
Preserving the Settle-Dean Cabin
The Settle-Dean Cabin is a one and a half story, three room log structure built in the eighteenth century. The cabin housed the enslaved Dean family. Threatened by the expanding development of South Riding and the Loudoun County Parkway, a spirited campaign ensued in 2001 to preserve the cabin and commemorate the surrounding community of Conklin.
Beginning with an architectural assessment of the property and collection of archaeological artifacts which deemed the property ineligible for the National Register of Historic Places, the call for support of the preservation of the cabin went out to the descendants of the Dean Family, notably Arlean Hill, the South Riding community, preservation and historical organizations, journalists, Toll Brothers and the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors.
Through a proffer agreement with Toll Brothers, the cabin was photo-documented, dismantled, relocated west of the original location and reconstructed as a historically accurate representation of the original. In 2006, the Loudoun County Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services accepted the property under its auspices.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Anthropology & Archaeology • Notable Buildings • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 2001.
Location. 38° 54.036′ N, 77° 31.388′ W. Marker is in South Riding, Virginia, in Loudoun County. Marker is on Loudoun County Parkway (Virginia Route 606) just north of Braddock Road (Virginia Route 620), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 25925 Loudoun County Pkwy, Chantilly VA 20152, 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. The Dean Family (here, next to this marker); The Settle Family (a few steps from this marker); The Village of Conklin (a few steps from this marker); What is Foamhenge at Cox Farms? (approx. 2.1 miles away); Campaign of Second Manassas (approx. 2½ miles away); Manassas Gap Railroad (approx. 3.8 miles away); Jennie Dean (approx. 3.9 miles away); Sudley Springs Ford (approx. 4.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in South Riding.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 9, 2022. It was originally submitted on April 9, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 210 times since then and 71 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 9, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.