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Wilkesboro in Wilkes County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Robert Cleveland Log Home

Circa 1779

— Wilkesboro Historic Preservation Commission —

 
 
Robert Cleveland Log Home Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, October 29, 2022
1. Robert Cleveland Log Home Marker
Inscription.  
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1779.
 
Location. 36° 8.974′ N, 81° 9.153′ W. Marker is in Wilkesboro, North Carolina, in Wilkes County. Marker is at the intersection of North Bridge Street and East Cowles Street, on the left when traveling north on North Bridge Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wilkesboro NC 28697, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Early Food Preservation (here, next to this marker); Captain Robert Cleveland Log Home (a few steps from this marker); The Old Wilkes Jail (a few steps from this marker); Old Wilkes County Jail (within shouting distance of this marker); Wilkes County Confederate Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Colonel Ben Cleveland (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Wilkes County Courthouse Annex (about 300 feet away); The Tory Oak (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wilkesboro.
 
Regarding Robert Cleveland Log Home. Excerpt from the National Register of Historic Places nomination
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for the log house, which was listed in 1972:
. …It was probably around 1780 that Captain Robert Cleveland, as he was called, built the present log house located on the "north fork of Lewis's Fork of the Yadkin River." The census of 1790 shows the Cleveland household consisted of twenty-four persons, including ten slaves. At least part of the activity of the farm was devoted to the making of whiskey as is evident from Cleveland's will. Proved in l8l2, it conveys to his son, Presley, "all the Plantation after the Death or Widowhood of my Wife and my new waggon, also my Still.…"

The house was moved from its original location near the Purlear community of Wilkes County to its present location in 1986.
 
Also see . . .
1. Robert Cleveland Log House (PDF). National Register nomination for the house. (National Archives) (Submitted on November 15, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 

2. Robert Cleveland. Wikipedia entry on the American patriot, a North Carolina militia captain who fought in the Battle of King's Mountain. (Submitted on November 15, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
Robert Cleveland Log Home Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, October 29, 2022
2. Robert Cleveland Log Home Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 15, 2022. It was originally submitted on November 15, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 97 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 15, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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