Details for James Jordan (Jardine) Log House

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5339007882


Marker Number 7882
Atlas Number 5339007882
Marker Title James Jordan (Jardine) Log House
Index Entry Jordan, James
City Conroe
County Montgomery
UTM Zone
UTM Easting
UTM Northing
Subject Codes cabins, log houses
Marker Year 1977
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark Yes
Marker Location
Private Property No
Marker Condition In Situ
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text Born in Ireland about 1790, James Jordan (also spelled "Jardine") came to Texas in 1826 as part of Jose Vehlein's colony. He built this cabin about 1830 on land obtained from the Mexican government in present Walker County. The hand-hewn pine logs were joined by half dovetail notching, and the chimney was fashioned of mud and sticks. In 1976 Mr. and Mrs. B. Carroll Tharp moved the house to this site and restored it. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1977

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