Details for Carter Log House

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5161009867


Marker Number 9867
Atlas Number 5161009867
Marker Title Carter Log House
Index Entry Carter Log House
City Fairfield
County Freestone
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 769276
UTM Northing 3513561
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings
Marker Year 1968
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location Freestone Co. Historical Museum - Main St. and Hall St.
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text (originally located 3 miles east of Kirvin) Typical of pioneer dwellings in early Texas, this house was built in 1845 by David L. Carter, from Alabama. He later served in the Confederate Army and helped start Woodland Boys' College. The tongue-and-groove logs were joined with wooden pins. Square nails were used on the rafters. Materials for floor and ceiling were hauled 70 miles by ox-wagon from near Rusk. A huge fireplace stood in each room-- two downstairs, one upstairs. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1968

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