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Pittman in Holmes County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Keith Cabin

 
 
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By Paul Fehrenbach, April 22, 2014
1. Keith Cabin Marker
East side of two sided marker.
Inscription. In 1880, William Thomas Keith (1856-1949) homesteaded ten acres upon which this house stands. In 1886 he filed a homestead entry with the U.S. Public Land Office and in the fall of that year built this cabin that became home for himself, his wife, mother, and eight children. It became the focus of a cotton and tobacco farm that eventually grew to more than 190 acres. By 1893, improvements included a plaza, smokehouse, corn crib, enclosed shed rooms, and a well. The Keith Cabin was originally built as a one-room, “Louisiana Roof”- style log structure with a wraparound porch, a fireplace, and a separate kitchen. This style of architecture is a rare form of 19th century construction found only in the Gulf States from east Texas to the Florida Panhandle. It is characterized by front and rear porches formed by long logs that extend beyond the main block of the house at each gable to support the broad roof overhangs. Keith served with the Home Guard and was a skilled farmer, lumberjack, mail carrier, store merchant, and medical practitioner. His life and home are excellent examples of the rural lifestyle of early Holmes County and Northwest Florida. The Keith Cabin is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
 
Erected 2003 by The Holmes County Historical Society and The Florida
Keith Cabin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, April 22, 2014
2. Keith Cabin Marker
Department of State. (Marker Number F-476.)
 
Location. 30° 56.237′ N, 85° 49.436′ W. Marker is in Pittman, Florida, in Holmes County. Marker is on County Road 179 half a mile south of State Road 2, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1320 C.R. 179, Bonifay FL 32425, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 16 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Home Site of Laura Ingalls Wilder (approx. 5.9 miles away); Holmes County (approx. 13.2 miles away); Earliest Church In Hartford (approx. 15.3 miles away in Alabama).
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Keith Cabin image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, April 22, 2014
3. Keith Cabin
Keith Cabin Headstone image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, April 22, 2014
4. Keith Cabin Headstone
This is the headstone to the right of the marker.
William Thomas Keith
West Florida Home Guard
CSA
Feb 3 1856
Oct 27 1949
The Confederacy's Third Youngest Soldier
SCV
2005
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 19, 2017. This page originally submitted on April 28, 2014, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 420 times since then and 63 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 28, 2014, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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