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www.childers-shepherd.org, 18 Feb 2009
The Henry S. Carson Cabin
Big Ivy, Buncombe County, NC
"The Henry S. Carson Cabin is located in the Big Ivy community, of Barnardsville, North Carolina. The house, built
before the Civil War was originally situated on the west side of Haw Branch of Dillingham Creek on land formerly
owned by the Carson Family. Vacant for a decade, it was in danger of being razed, or more imminently, of being
destroyed by the ravages of time and neglect. When the Big Ivy Historical Society was organized in the fall of 1980,
concerned members suggested the old house be purchased and moved to the grounds of the Big Ivy Community
Center where it could be restored to serve as the Society's museum. . . .

"It was relocated across Haw Branch on the Community Center property in May of 1982 and restoration completed in
the summer of 1984."

-- Margaret W. Haile, "The Carson Cabin",
Heritage of Old Buncombe County, Vol II (Doris Cline Ward, Editor), 1987, p.
16.

For more about the cabin and the historical society which preserved it, see this website:
http://www.psabc.org/id37.htm.
Photos found at Google Image.
Photographers unknown.