Near Diamond in Newton County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
George Washington Carver's Birthplace
The cabin site offers an impression of the slave cabin in which Carver was born. Its mysteries reflect the confused circumstances of Carver's early life.
The log cabin in which George Washington Carver was born was not built with the intention of housing slaves. Moses Carver originally built the single room log cabin for himself and his wife Susan. The couple did not call it the "slave cabin" until they moved to a slightly more comfortable log cabin of their own and purchased George's mother Mary. When she and her second son George were taken away by raiders, Moses Carver hired a man to find them. After George was returned without his mother, the Carvers raised him and his brother Jim. Historians and archeologists used George's recollections, oral histories of local residents, and archeological investigations in an attempt to determine the dimensions and location of the cabin.
Erected by National Park Service.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Agriculture Science & Medicine • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the George Washington Carver series list.
Location. 36° 59.162′ N, 94° 21.313′ W. Marker is near Diamond, Missouri, in Newton County. Marker is on the George Washington Carver National Monument Visitor Center viewing porch. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5646 Carver Road, Diamond MO 64840, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Moses Carver Farm (here, next to this marker); George Washington Carver National Monument (here, next to this marker); George Washington Carver's Thoughts (within shouting distance of this marker); Birthplace of George Washington Carver (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); What an Orphan Chooses to Forget - and Remember (about 400 feet away); Special Moments in the Woods (about 500 feet away); Moses Carver Family Cemetery (about 600 feet away); Williams' Spring (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Diamond.
Also see . . .
1. George Washington Carver National Monument. National Park service website entry (Submitted on April 27, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. George Washington Carver. Famous Missourians website entry (Submitted on April 27, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on March 4, 2022. It was originally submitted on April 26, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 840 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 27, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.