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Baton Rouge in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Stoner/Athens Cabin

Circa 1840

 
 
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1. Stoner/Athens Cabin Marker
Inscription. The Stoner cabin was built on Greenwell Springs road in East Baton Rouge Parish. It is a single pen structure constructed of large, hewn pine logs with dovetail joints. This type of construction was favored by yeoman farmers of British descent who moved west from Virginia and the Carolinas and settled throughout the upland South. According to local history, this cabin was used as a way station for the stagecoaches from Greensburg, LA and Liberty, MS to Baton Rouge.

Donated by: Helen Athens and family in memory of Edwin Athens.
Restoration funded by: Hibernia Bank
 
Location. 30° 24.698′ N, 91° 6.878′ W. Marker is in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in East Baton Rouge Parish. Marker can be reached from Essen Lane south of Interstate 10, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Located on the grounds of the LSU Rural Life Museum. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4560 Essen Ln, Baton Rouge LA 70808, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Stoker Barn (within shouting distance of this marker); Dog-Trot House (within shouting distance of this marker); Pigeonnier (within shouting distance of this marker); Oak Ridge, Louisiana Jail
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December 18, 2009
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Uncle Jack (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Hill Memorial Library Columns (about 400 feet away); Germain Bergeron House (about 600 feet away); William Bartram Trail (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baton Rouge.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
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December 18, 2009
3. Stoner/Athens Cabin
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 7, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 12, 2015. This page has been viewed 227 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 12, 2015. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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