Power – Jackson Cabin

I am hot wired to look for good places to paint. My daughter and son-in-law recently bought a house near the old square in Roswell. When going over to visit I drive on Post Oak Tritt Road. It’s nice short cut that avoids a lot of the stop signs and traffic. About half way between Johnson’s Ferry and Coleman Rd. there is switch back and this small house is nestled back off the road. Across the street is what may have been the original pasture property with a feeding station for livestock. There is also a well out front and a historical marker that says:

Power-Jackson Cabin
c. 1830
This cabin is one of the rare examples of a single-pen (one
room) log house remaining in Cobb County. Although a
framed addition was added later, the original hand-hewn,
squared-and-notched log construction is still visible.
William Power originally acquired the house in trade for
a shotgun. His daughter Martha Jane and her husband
Jeptha C. Jackson moved in shortly after their marriage in the late 1840s. After her husband’s death in 1888, Mrs. Jackson continued to run their farm. She died in
1924 at age 96. When her estate was settled in 1926, approximately 105 acres of land around the site of this marker were sold for $1,800.00.

This Sunday I drove over and parked right out front and set up for this 9 x 12″. The nice thing about this site it that it’s untouched and has not been cleaned up or restored yet. The building front end is single-pen but at some point someone added a structure on the rear. The nochted log joinery is very evident but the chinking between the logs is long gone. 1830 is very early (Andrew Jackson’s era) so this dates back to very beginning of  homesteads in this area after the Indian Removal Act that forced the Cherokee tribes out of this section of Georgia.

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