Monday, January 31, 2011

Witherspoon Cabin

The Witherspoon log cabin is located about 5 miles from Marion on Hwy. 91 N. and then on the Forest Grove School Rd.  There is a sign by the road that says Wheeler's Log Cabin.

The originial house was a large log room.  Later another log room was added, just as it stands today.  

The log house was built in about 1835 by Uri Witherspoon and his wife, Susan Johnson.  Uri met his wife in Mount Vernon, Illinois and brought her back to Kentucky where their made their home. 

When you visit the home it is truly like a step back in time.  Everything is authentic to the time period of the log home.

Today the log house and it's surrounding buildings are owned and cared for by Barbara Wheeler of Marion.  In the summer months Barbara raises all kinds of herbs and flowers that she dries and uses to make her one of a kind wreaths. 

The picture above is one of the small storage buildings that sets close to the house.

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