A gift from the 19th century: Historic log cabin donated to Rhea Historical Society
Above, members of the Rhea County Historical Society inspect the log cabin in Old Washington that was recently donated to the society by Willie and Karen Hughes.
Published: 5:20 PM, 10/04/2013
Last updated: 5:23 PM, 10/04/2013
Author: John Sprague Source: The Herald-News
A donation to the Rhea County Historical and Genealogical
Society brings a physical object from the early 19th-century, still standing today among modern
buildings, to give a tactile experience for those wishing to live past history.
R.N. Gillespie log cabin, which he lived in when the famous Gillespie House of Old Washington fame
was being built, has been donated to the historical society.
For further details, see the
Sunday edition of The Herald-News.