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North of Atlanta, Depression-era log cabin slated for move to new home

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The beloved Milton structure is reportedly just one of two such cabins that remain in the United States.

A one-story log cabin in the woods.
The old log cabin will be relocated.
Alpharetta Historical Society

Alpharetta residents will see a unique sight next weekend as a Depression-era log cabin is rolled down Milton Avenue in the heart of the Fulton County city, according to the North Fulton Herald.

For more than 80 years, the two-room log cabin has stood just west of the main crossroads in Alpharetta on property that housed Milton High School for decades. However, the Fulton County Board of Education is planning to construct a new Math and Technology School on the site, leaving the future of the old structure in limbo.

To spare it, the cabin will be relocated to a site just down the street.

While the structure may not be that much to look at, its history is unique.

According to the Alpharetta Historical Society, which is spearheading relocation efforts, the cabin is representative of “early 19th century Southern Appalachian Frontier log structures.” The cabin was built in 1934 by students in the Future Farmers of America organization.

A feature on the school campus for generations of students, the structure is reportedly just one of two such cabins that remain in the United States.

The move will take place Saturday, Oct. 14 at noon, pending the temporary removal of utility lines along the street. More than $150,000 has been raised for the move, though the group is hoping to get more donations to cover the remaining relocation costs.