Possible Civil War log cabin discovered in Prescott

Photo via Nevada Co. Depot & Museum Facebook Page

A log cabin possibly dating from the Civil War has been discovered in Prescott, Ark., according to the Nevada County Depot & Museum.

According to a Facebook post by the museum a house was being torn down when the log cabin was uncovered inside the existing house.

“The footprint of the log cabin is 18′ X 20′. The cabin had been added onto and the exterior encapsulated with siding. It was moved to it’s present location around 1953-55. In researching the history of the log cabin it was discovered that the log cabin had been located on Miller Hill. In searching land patients, it was discovered that the cabin had originally been on land owned by John Vaughn. Which would date the cabin from the 1850-1860 period.”

“It is made of hand-hewn timbers and predates the coming of the railroad in the 1870’s, which brought sawn lumber. There is a great possibility that the house is likely a civil wartime structure, if not antebellum. If all of this is proven true, then this log cabin could very well have stood on the edge of the Prairie D’Ane during the battle.”

The Museum has received a donation from a local benefactor to purchase the log cabin. Plans are to dismantle it, store it, then at some time in the future reassemble it on the Prairie D’Ane Battlefield located at Interstate 30 exit 46 and Hwy 19N.

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