1810 Vann Cherokee Cabin to be Unveiled at Community Work Day
The Cave Spring Historical Society invites the public to join the Cave Spring community for a work day to unveil the 1810 Vann Cherokee Cabin on Saturday, April 11, 2015.
The Vann Cherokee Cabin was originally discovered beneath the dilapidated structure of the Green Hotel five years ago by a local citizen. Hotel rooms had been added to the cabin obscuring the original structure. After extensive research, the two-story, hand-hewed log cabin was verified to be built in 1810 by Avery Vann of the Cherokee Nation.
The structure is officially recognized as a historic place by the National Park Service. Additionally, the Trail of Tears Association officially recognizes the cabin as being located on the Trail of Tears.
Volunteers are asked to meet on Broad Street at the Cave Spring Square at 8 a.m. Volunteers should wear gloves and bring hand tools for the demolition of the dilapidated structure outside the cabin.
“The cabin needs a lot of work, but is in relatively good shape,” says Michael Burton, President of the Cave Spring Historical Society. “We are excited to unveil the historic cabin and hope to raise enough funds to restore the structure and open it to the public by next June.” The society’s goal is to fundraise $50,000 for building restorations.
The Cave Spring Historical Society was originally formed to save and restore historical buildings in Cave Spring’s Rolater Park. The society along with local citizens continue to work together to protect and preserve historical buildings in Cave Spring.
For more information about the cabin unveiling and community work day, contact the President of the Cave Spring Historical Society, Michael Burton, 770.748.8542, BurtonMik@mac.com.