Details for Davis-Ansley Log Cabin Home

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5181007354


Marker Number 7354
Atlas Number 5181007354
Marker Title Davis-Ansley Log Cabin Home
Index Entry Davis-Ansley Log Cabin Home
City Denison
County Grayson
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 723385
UTM Northing 3735004
Subject Codes cabins, log houses
Marker Year 1976
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location Loylake Park / Frontier Village, west side of US 75
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text Blacksmith Micajah C. Davis (1790-1860), one of the founders of Grayson County, erected this cabin about 1840 at Iron Ore Creek settlement near present Denison. The pioneer home was built of hand-hewn oak logs with a plank floor. Sold in 1870 to Josephus R. Ansley (1826-1873) and his wife Gilley (1826-1915), the cabin was later occupied by their son Will (1861-1952). Mr. and Mrs. John Summers purchased the structure in 1953 and donated it in 1972 to the Old Settlers Village. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1976

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