Featuring nearly a dozen structures, the little settlement on the North Lake includes farmhouses plus a corn crib, tool barn, smokehouse, hog barn, loom house, doctor’s cabin, well house and woodshed. The collection of hand-hewn log buildings resembles what one might have found in a mid-nineteenth century frontier settlement. All the buildings were generously donated to Discovery Park by families from around the region and were moved to The Settlement by Carlos Lewis and Sons House Movers of Indian Mound, Tennessee. The logs are original and joined at the corners using a “chamfer and notch” system.
Check out our cabin restoration on WNPT PBS “Tennessee Crossroads” on YouTube: https://youtu.be/fo9eCgr2KYQ.