Through the efforts and research of the Society, the house was added to the register earlier this month.
The house was built by Major Chisholm Daniel around 1835 after his family moved here from North Carolina. The Daniels would have been some of the earliest white settlers in the area. According to a letter written by Major Daniel's nephew, the family had purchased the land from Cherokee Indians. The house is a dog trot log cabin. The dogtrot was enclosed and weather boards were added on the exterior at a later date. Major Daniel had served in the War of 1812.
The house is located near Little River on Highway 273.
It is our goal to get the house listed on the National Register of Historic Places as well.
There will be an article about the history of the house in a future Society newsletter.
The Alabama Historical Commission administers the Alabama Register program, which gives the public a simple way to bring recognition to historic properties. The Alabama Register is a prestigious listing of historic, architectural, and archaeological landmarks. The AHC considers the notable historic properties in this register to be particularly worthy of preservation and appreciation, and therefore deserving of this special recognition. The Alabama Register officially recognizes and honors buildings, sites, structures, objects, and historic districts that are at least 40 years old. The Alabama Register designation is honorary and carries no restrictions on property and offers no financial incentives.
To protect, preserve, and interpret Alabama’s historic places is the mission of the Alabama Historical Commission, the State Historic Preservation Office.