Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Logan Log House

Marker ID: NPS 
Location: At the Ninety Six National Historic Site on South Cambridge Street (State Highway 248), Ninety Six, SC
County: Greenwood
Coordinates: N 34° 8.788    W 082° 1.414
  34.14646666    -82.02356666


Built by Andrew Logan in the late 1700s, this well preserved example of a log house of that time was discovered in nearby Greenwood. The historic stricture has been hidden under siding and obscured by alterations from a much later period. Realizing its value as an extraordinary artifact, the Star Fort Commission, which managed this site before the National Park Service, had it moved here in 1968.

The two-story house of logs and chinking mortar is typical of colonial-era backcountry buildings. A fireplace would have been used for heat and cooking, furniture would have been scant and simply, and animals might have been quartered in a side-yard pen. The Logan Log House is now used for living history programs.

Erected 2009 by National Park Service.


More information:
NPS - Ninety Six National Historic Site
Wikipedia - Ninety Six National Historic Site
Wikipedia - Ninety Six, South Carolina