Historic Markers Across Georgia

Power-Jackson Cabin c.1830

Marker ID: Cobb 
Location: at the old cabin at 4701 Post Oak Tritt Road, just west of McPherson Road, Roswell, GA.
County: Cobb
Coordinates: N 34° 01.108    W 084° 24.826
  34.01846666    -84.41376666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM997G
Power-Jackson Cabin c.1830 Marker  


This cabin is one of the rare examples of a single-pen (one room) log house remaining in Cobb County. Although a framed addition was added later, the original hand-hewn, squared-and-notched log construction is still visible. William Power originally acquired the house in trade for a shotgun. His daughter Martha Jane and her husband Jeptha C. Jackson moved in shortly after their marriage in the late 1840s. After her husband's death in 1888, Mrs. Jackson continued to run their farm. She died in 1924 at age 96. When her estate was settled in 1926, approximately 105 acres of land around the site of this marker were sold for $1,800.00.


Power-Jackson Cabin c.1830


Cobb County Historic Preservation Commission - Source Information