Details for Sam Woody's Cabin (Atlas Number 5497004509)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5497004509


Marker Number 4509
Atlas Number 5497004509
Marker Title Sam Woody's Cabin
Index Entry Woody's, Sam, Cabin
Address CR 4227, South of Decatur
City Decatur
County Wise
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 637650
UTM Northing 3666268
Subject Codes cabins, log houses
Marker Year 1970
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location From Decatur, take US 81/87 about 3 miles south to CR 4227; follow 4227 about 5 miles south to marker at cabin.
Marker Size 28" x 18"
Marker Text Tennessee pioneer Sam Woody (1826-1920) migrated to Texas in the 1840s. He brought his family to Wise County in 1854. This cabin, located near Deep Creek, was the first dwelling in the area. After Woody cut the logs, friends and relatives helped him erect the cabin in one day. Indians came here to trade buffalo robes and moccasins for corn. The house was frequently crowded with guests, for frontier travelers were never turned away. Woody guarded pioneer settlements as part of a Ranger unit and served in the Confederate army during the Civil War (1861-1865). Recorded Texas Historic Landmark, 1970.