Hewn Timber Cabins
Visit Francis Marion University's historic hewn timber cabins.

Website:  www.fmarion.edu/academics/Cabins

Location: The hewn-timber cabins, ca. 1836, are located on Francis Marion University campus, 200 yards from Highway 76/301, on Wallace Woods Road (Gate Six).

Significance: These are two of eight cabins that were built by African Americans to house African-American slaves who were brought to this area to raise cotton. The quality of the woodcraft, especially the full-dovetailed corners, shows that the builders were skilled craftsmen who took pride in their work.  The cabins are on the National Register of Historic Places.

 

Last Published: December 11, 2012 10:10 AM
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