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Newton Cabin -- Midlothian TX
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz
N 32° 29.034 W 096° 59.654
14S E 688470 N 3595847
Quick Description: The old Newton log cabin, remnant of the Peter's Colony, stands in a park downtown Midlothian
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 1/2/2017 3:19:02 PM
Waymark Code: WMTRDA
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member 8Nuts MotherGoose
Views: 2

Long Description:
The log cabin built in 1947 by Peter's Colony pioneer Larkin Newton for his family was rescued in the 1960s from its old site, which was destined to be a quarry for the TXI Industries cement plant. Today it has a permanent home in this small historic park in downtown Midlothian.

A local historic marker nearby reads as follows:


In the spring of 1848, the Larkin Newton family arrived in this area from Neosho, Missouri, in response to a 640 acre land grant given them through the Peters Colony. Their contract required them to be on their land with a home constructed by July 1 of that year. Mr. Newton found suitable timber in the Cedar breaks of Dallas County to the north. He built this cabin on the site approximately 3 miles southwest of this location by the required date. The cabin features a mixture of corner notching commonly seen on cabins throughout North Central Texas. Prominent is the half dovetail notch. This notch, though difficult to form, provides a superior interlocking joint. The notching and the carefully hewn logs are both prime examples of quality construction and craftsmanship. The citizens of Midlothian are proud to display the Larkin Newton cabin, one of the last surviving Peters Colony structures.

September 1994"
Original Location: N 32° 26.131 W 097° 01.115

How it was moved: Wheels / Dolly / Truck

Type of move: Inside City

Building Status: Museum

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