Thursday, November 20, 2008

Trimble House to be Moved!

I received a press-release from Susan Varno of the Izard County Genealogical and Historical Society today that reads:

PRESS RELEASE—November 17, 2008

For More Information: Contact Susan Varno, 870-297-4223,

Photo Caption: The 1815 Trimble Cabin in Dolph


The Izard County Historical and Genealogical Society announces the historic Trimble log cabin will be moved from Dolph to Calico Rock. Property owner Carl Russell has donated the building to the Society but asks that it be moved. The Calico Rock Cumberland Presbyterian Church has agreed to let the building be relocated to land across from the Church on Highway 56.
James and Phebe Trimble built their log cabin in 1815. There they raised ten children. James was an elder in the Mt. Olive Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Whenever the circuit-riding minister arrived, the Trimble Family opened their house and land for a camp meeting or worship services. In 1858, James and Phebe donated 107 acres to the Union C. P. Church (now Trimble Campground Church). The land had a cemetery, meetinghouse, large spring and campground.
“We anticipate the building can be taken apart, moved to the new location, repaired and rebuilt for about $8,000,” said Juanita Stowers, Society Treasurer. “That is if much of the labor and use of some equipment is donated. Because the building is being moved, there are probably no grants available.” Several individuals and organizations have offered to help. Preliminary work may begin early next year.
If you would like to make a donation toward moving the Trimble cabin, send a check to the Izard County Historical Society, Account #0147992902, First National Bank of Izard County, PO Box 690, Calico Rock, Arkansas 72519. If you would like to donate time, money or equipment or if you have questions, contact Juanita Stowers at or 870-499-3237. The Society is a 501(c)3 organization.

EIC will be helping in any way we can to make this important project a success. We hope that through our recent Road Trip visit and posts featuring the Trimble House on the site, this development was expedited in some small way.

We will be adding a page to the sidebar which will be set up to direct your contributions to the ICG&HS (Izard County Geneaology and Historical Society). Please help preserve Izard County's heritage by making a contribution to this important project.

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