Details for Orrin L. Winters Cabin

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5285003878


Marker Number 3878
Atlas Number 5285003878
Marker Title Orrin L. Winters Cabin
Index Entry Winters, Orrin L., Cabin
City Moulton
County Lavaca
UTM Zone
UTM Easting
UTM Northing
Subject Codes cabins, log houses; pioneers
Marker Year 1974
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location in City Park, Lancaster Street, Moulton
Marker Size 16" x 12" Plate & Medallion
Marker Text Originally a two-room cabin, built about 1853 near the Lavaca River (2 miles northeast) by Orin L. Winters (1811-1902), a native of Tennessee. He lived in the structure until 1873. About 1902, the oak log cabin was torn down by Adam Schutz, and used to construct a barn and a blacksmith shop. The blacksmith shop later burned, and in 1973, the barn was dismantled, moved here, and restored as a cabin, to represent the pioneer heritage of Lavaca County. Incise on back: Donors: Building - The Adolph Petrek family Restoration and fence - William W. Allen, Mr. and Mrs. Alton C. Allen, Wilbur H. Baber, Jr. Marker - Descendants of Winters Family Site - City of Moulton Restoration contractor - Newton Peschel Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1974