Details for Potter-Watson Log Cabin (Atlas Number 5161009899)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5161009899


Marker Number 9899
Atlas Number 5161009899
Marker Title Potter-Watson Log Cabin
Index Entry Potter-Watson Log Cabin
Address Freestone County Museum
City Fairfield
County Freestone
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 769276
UTM Northing 3513561
Subject Codes cabins, log houses
Marker Year 1969
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location Main and Hall St.
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text Built about 1852 by Daniel Potter, farmer who tamed wild horses. Has cedar floor, split board roofing joined by pegs. Hewn logs interlock securely. Cabin became family room in house erected by W. A. Potter. He sold it to A. T. Watson of Stewards Mill in 1901. His son Edward M. Watson, rancher and merchant, brought his bride here, 1904. His son Edward, Jr., born in the cabin, gave it to museum for preservation, 1967. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1969