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Elijah Veal Log Cabin

Elijah Veal Log Cabin

Elijah Albright Veal arrived in Jackson County in 1832 and built the log cabin in what is known as the Cooper Community. In 1838 he married Miss Virginia Elizabeth Kidd. Shortly after their marriage, the Veals established Macedonia Methodist Congregational Church.

Mr. and Mrs. Veal celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary in the cabin. Their 14 children were born there and later married into other pioneer families: Pirkles, Roberts, Coopers, Pucketts, and Deatons.

The cabin stood high off the ground to prevent snakes, predatory animals and hostile Indians from having easy access to the porches. Retractable steps, used during the day, were taken up at night.

R. H. Braselton, retired postmaster and scoutmaster, moved this 1850-s two-story log cabin in the 1960’s to a location off new Cut Road (the DeLaPerriere property) near Braselton. The cabin was used as a Boy Scout hut. Mr. Braselton offered this log cabin to Jackson County and the Tumbling Waters Society, if it could be moved to Hurricane Shoals.

The cabin was moved in 1995 to its location in the Heritage Village.

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