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These 8 Historic Log Cabins In Alabama Will Transport You To Another Era
While driving through Alabama, you’ll come across many historic buildings, including log cabins. From houses and stagecoaches, to churches and jails, there are many types of historic log cabins still standing today. Listed below are nine of Alabama’s most historic log cabins, and they’ll transport you to another era.
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1. John Looney House - Ashville
Built in 1820, the John Looney House is likely the oldest dogtrot log cabin in Alabama. It's currently used as a "Pioneer Museum."
2. Joel Eddins House - Huntsville
Please note, Joel Eddins House has permanently closed.
The Joel Eddins House is a hall-and-parlor style log cabin that was built in 1810 near the city of Ardmore. In 2007, this historic log cabin was moved to Huntsville's "Burritt on the Mountain."
3. W.C. Handy Home and Museum - Florence
The W.C. Handy Home & Museum is the birthplace of W.C. Handy - the "Father of the Blues." This historic log cabin houses a collection of memorabilia, artifacts and personal papers that belonged to W.C. Handy.
4. Pine Torch Church - Moulton
Pine Torch Church is located within the Bankhead National Forest. Built circa 1850, it's one of the oldest log churches still standing in Alabama.
5. Mathews Cabin - Grove Hill
Mathews Cabin was built during the 1830s and is currently located at the Clarke County Historical Museum.
6. Stagecoach Log Cabin - Tuscumbia
This historic log cabin was built between the years 1815-1820. It once served as a stagecoach stop in the town that's known today as Tuscumbia.
7. The Sullivan Cabin - Wagarville
The Sullivan Cabin is a historic dogtrot-style cabin that was built in 1874 on the east side of Bassett Creek.
8. The Houston Jail - Houston
The Houston Jail, located in Winston County, is Alabama's oldest log jail. It's most likely the second-oldest log jail in the U.S. The current building was constructed circa 1868 after the original building was destroyed during the Civil War.
Have you ever seen any of these historic log cabins up close?
For more history surrounding the Houston Jail, be sure to check out our previous article:
One Of The Oldest Jails In The Nation Is Right Here In Alabama… And It’s Incredible.