Details for Buckner Log Cabin

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5113006607


Marker Number 6607
Atlas Number 5113006607
Marker Title Buckner Log Cabin
Index Entry Buckner Log Cabin
City Dallas
County Dallas
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 716995
UTM Northing 3630448
Subject Codes cabins, log houses; orphanages
Marker Year 1965
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 6 mi. east of downtown Dallas, at Samuel and Buckner (Loop 12) Blvds., Dallas
Marker Size 16" x 12" Plate & Medallion
Marker Text Dr. R. C. Buckner was born in this Madisonville, Tenn., cabin, Jan. 3, 1833. He moved to Texas, 1859. In 1879, founded Buckner Home. Original quarters cared for 8 children. After his death, April 9, 1919, work continued under sons, Joe D. and Hal F., and grandson, Robert Cooke Buckner II. This rough-hewn, 2-story cabin was moved here from original site, 1912, by staff and friends. Children playing around it gave the name "Tennessee House." RTHL, 1965

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