The Trimble House is near Dolph. It has been carbon-dated and is the oldest known building in the county...built by the Trimble family who accompanied the Laffertys to the area in 1810. The cabin had been given to the Wolfe House Association in Norfork and was in the process of being disassembled and moved to the Wolf House sitea few years ago when a dispute arose and the house now lies unpreserved and in peril of being lost to the elements. We have been promised more information on the house by the generous property-owner who has much documentation provided by various elements of the preservation process. We at EIC think this important artifact needs to be preserved for posterity. This old house might actually be the first permanent dwelling erected within the modern boundaries of Izard County (John and Sarah Lafferty's cabin was in modern day Stone County Note: since publication of this post, a tree ring study of logs has determined this sructure was erected during the 1850s.).