History Surrounds All of Us
In our neighboring town stands the Hiestand House. Built in 1823, it remains a fine example of German influence in our region. The house retains the trim colors of red, blue, and green, inside and outside the house.
During the Civil War John Hunt Morgan, and his raiders, made their way to this farm. In its history, it is stated, that the adult daughter of Hiestand himself, held off the soldiers at this back door. She was determined she would not be, "hosting," any soldiers in her home.
There is also a fine example of a Dog Trot Log Cabin on the property. This type of structure is quite often found in the Appalachia region. I will admit that I fancy having one of these.....one day.
A spring house also remains on the property and even this tiny structure is trimmed out in the appropriate colors honoring the German family who founded this property.
"History never looks like history when you are living through it."
John W. Gardner