The Georgia Trust

2013 PLACES IN PERIL: CAVE SPRING LOG CABIN

THE STORY
The Cave Spring Log Cabin was discovered two years ago when layers of clapboard siding on a larger structure built around the cabin were removed. The well-crafted log building likely dates to the early 1800's, the frontier days of the Cave Spring settlement. Some evidence suggests that the cabin is an original Cherokee building. When the log structure was uncovered, the Cave Spring Historical Society purchased the building to save it from destruction.

THE THREAT
Almost 200 years old, the Cave Spring Log Cabin is suffering from deterioration; some of the original foundation timbers have decayed beyond repair. Now that the log structure is more exposed, the structure will deteriorate further without some intervention and stabilization work.

THE STRATEGY
Through increased publicity, gain funding to stabilize the cabin and prevent its further decline. Complete further research of the building's history and restore it for use as a cultural heritage museum or other economically sustainable site.

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