John Rountree Log House

Twin - Emanuel County
c. 1832 (Approx.)

The Story

This log house on the edge of Twin City, Georgia, was constructed in the northern reaches of Georgia’s pine barren region in approximately 1832 by John Rountree. The county remained a place of small subsistence farms until the railroad came through in the 1860s. The Rountree cabin represents that early era of exploration and settlement in Georgia. It is also a rare example of early 19th century log saddlebag construction and displays an unusual method of construction in its unique diamond notching.

The Threat

Currently owned by the City of Twin City, the log house suffers from lack of maintenance and awareness. While the cabin is sound, rehabilitation is needed for it to be reopened to the public. The current city administration is dedicated to the rehabilitation and maintenance of this historic Georgia resource.