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Abingdon in Washington County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Walnut Grove

Yeary Cabin

 
 
Walnut Grove Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, October 23, 2022
1. Walnut Grove Marker
Inscription.  Walnut Grove, a recreation of an early Appalachian homestead, is an authentic representation of what was common to pioneer life in this region from the late 1700's until the early 1900's.

Beginning with a simple log cabin, pioneer settlers, over time, would add to their “ homesteads” – barns, smokehouses, and other additions necessary for a life of independent living for themselves and their families.

This “Village Homestead” (known as the Yeary Cabin) located in grove of Black Walnut trees includes two log cabin dwellings connected by an enclosed “dogtrot”, outdoor bread oven, century old bee gums, blacksmith shop, “outhouse”, portable gristmill, horse drawn farm equipment, and other supporting additions.

The cabin (circa 1890's) facing Plumb Alloy was originally located near Vansant, in Buchanan County, Virginia. The rear cabin (circa 1860) facing Brewers Alley was originally located in the Brumley Gap section of Washington County, Virginia. The blacksmith shop and outdoor baking oven are constructed of hand hewn timber and hand made brick from a dwelling (circa 1850) built in Russell County, Virginia. The split
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rail fence surrounding the homestead is of American Chestnut.

The preservation and restoration project was begun on this site in 2000.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Architecture. A significant historical year for this entry is 1860.
 
Location. 36° 42.766′ N, 81° 58.245′ W. Marker is in Abingdon, Virginia, in Washington County. Marker is on Plumb Alley east of Brewers Alley, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Abingdon VA 24210, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Wolf Hills Forge (within shouting distance of this marker); Col. James White House (within shouting distance of this marker); Washington County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Russell House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Abingdon Courthouse (about 300 feet away); Home of William King (about 300 feet away); Law Office (about 300 feet away); Abingdon Bank (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Abingdon.
 
Walnut Grove Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, October 23, 2022
2. Walnut Grove Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 2, 2023. It was originally submitted on November 10, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 139 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 10, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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