Rock Ledge - 1A 103 - Kingsport, TN
Posted by: vhasler
N 36° 34.579 W 082° 30.932
17S E 364405 N 4048942
Quick Description: Rock Ledge is a log cabin house that has remained in the family for six generations, but now is for sale.
Location: Tennessee, United States
Date Posted: 10/22/2008 5:29:59 PM
Waymark Code: WM50R0
Sign text: Built before 1835 by David Shaver, father of Samuel Shaver, an early Tennessee portrait painter. Passed to Lucinda Shaver, wife of Unionist and Tennessee State Senator (1865-69), John Welsh. Inherited by leah Welsh and her husband, Layfayette M. Stuffle, a well-known planter and lieutenant in the Confederate Army. This property has remained in direct descent for six generations.
Address is 117 Stuffle Place which is off Bloomingdale Pike off John B. Dennis/TN93. Private home.
Rock Ledge was featured in a 1998 issue of Colonial Homes magazine with abstract "Shaver constructed a one-and-one-half-story chestnut log house in Kingsport, TN, in 1808. The house, which was nicknamed 'Rock Ledge,' is presently occupied by Shaver's great-great-great grandson Samuel Stuffle, Jr. Samuel Jr and his mother remodeled the house and added antique furniture."
Listed on the National Register of Historical Places in 1978 (Building #78002639).
Marker Name: Rock Ledge
Marker Location: Roadside
Type of Marker: Building
Marker Number: 1A 103
Group(s) Responsible for placing Marker:
Tennessee Historical Commission
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