Details for Odle Log Cabin (Atlas Number 5035003672)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5035003672


Marker Number 3672
Atlas Number 5035003672
Marker Title Odle Log Cabin
Index Entry Odle Log Cabin
City Valley Mills
County Bosque
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 638334
UTM Northing 3420420
Subject Codes cabins, log houses; rangers
Marker Year 1978
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 5 miles west of Valley Mills via FM 217 to CR 3155 west to Odle Ln. (200 yards north of intersection of Odle Ln and CR 401)
Marker Size Medallion and Plate
Marker Text A native of Tennessee, pioneer John Odle (1824-1913) moved to Texas in 1843, one year after his marriage to Lucinda Reeder (d. 1890). They came to this area in 1856 and built this cabin of oak logs about 1860. They occupied this structure until Odle could erect a more substantial rock house for their family of 13 children. During the Civil War (1861-1865), Odle served in a frontier ranger company and fought in the Battle of Dove Creek, January 8, 1865, against Kickapoo Indians. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1978