Details for Nelson Log House (Atlas Number 5097012484)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5097012484


Marker Number 12484
Atlas Number 5097012484
Marker Title Nelson Log House
Index Entry Nelson Log House
City Gainesville vicinity
County Cooke
UTM Zone
UTM Easting
UTM Northing
Subject Codes cabins, log houses
Marker Year 2000
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 9 miles east of Gainesville on US 82, then 1.4 miles south on FM 678
Marker Size Medallion & plate
Marker Text Robert Carroll Nelson (1835-1914) constructed this log house for his family soon after arriving in the area in 1861. Using readily available resources, Nelson built the house of post oak logs, with a chimney and foundation of hewn ironstone. A Cooke County commissioner and justice of the peace, Nelson and his wife, Elizabeth, reared their six children here. Noteworthy for its retention of original materials and exposed log construction, the Nelson log cabin exhibits fine pioneer craftsmanship and has remained in the Nelson family for most of its existence. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 2000