Connecting Our Community by Preserving Its Past
William Beedle came to Turtlecreek Township (in Warren County, Ohio) in August of 1795. Along with his grown son and three son-in-laws, William first built a log block house for security against Native American attacks. By September, after its completion, they moved on to build a church and log houses. All the structures were lost to time save for one. Hidden under years of renovations, it was left abandoned for nearly 50 years. Now, the oldest standing structure is being restored and safely relocated to the site, next to Harmon Museum, where all can enjoy this lost piece of history.
To the right, you'll find photos of the journey the cabin has taken since its rediscovery.
Fun Fact: Each log weighs 450lbs and were saplings in 1660!
As a a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, the Warren County Historical Society relies on individual donations like yours to further our mission to conserve, preserve and present the heritage of Warren County, Ohio.
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Hidden Under an Abandoned Home...