Some Great Historic Structures

Adjacent the 4-H camp/conference center, there is also a small grouping of historic structures and mills.  The log cabins are good examples of local vernacular architecture.  The mill site and homestead was the birthplace of Stonewall Jackson.  (Reminder, West Virginia was part of the Commonwealth of Virginia until folks disagreed over slavery. West Virginia was created as a new free state.) One mill operates using a turbine and grinds grain for sale or barter.

– Katie Boardman

Dog Trot Log Cabin at Jackson's Mill

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About boardk

Principal for The Cherry Valley Group. Performer with First Frost Traditions. Editor of The ALHFAM Bulletin. Instructor for the Cooperstown Graduate Program in History Museum Studies. Director of Music for First Presbyterian Church, Cooperstown, NY. Moderator for the Presbytery of Utica.
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