Edmiston Cabin

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Home of Col William Edmiston, Washington County, Virginia

The Photo was taken around 2000 by my Cousin who visted there, it was restored according to my cousin but I do not know when... I do not know much more about it...--Dlbradley1 10:19, 18 February 2009 (EST)

This is a very nice example of an "expanded" cabin. The photo shows it to be composed of three more or less identical units, arranged in a line. I'd guess that the central unit was the original cabin, perhaps dating to 1770 when the family moved to the area. The left and right unit are probably additions, perhaps made in the lifetime of Col Edmiston, perhaps by later family members. The left hand unit is partially cut off in the photograph, so it's not possible to tell from this image whether there was a fireplace in the left hand unit. The chimney in the right hand unit looks to be very well preserved if its original to the cabin.

it would be interesting to know more about this structure--where exactly its located, whether its been nominated for the Historic Register, etc. (if it has, then there will be substantial detail available about it---ownership history, construction details, etc.

It may be useful to compare this photograph with one for the historic Kilgore's Fort House near Nickelsville.