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Fulton County Historical Markers

Future Farmers of America Log Cabin


  • Source: David Seibert
  • Source: David Seibert
  • Marker: Future Farmers of America Log Cabin
  • Location: 86 School Drive, Alpharetta

FUTURE FARMERS OF AMERICA LOG CABIN 1935

Over one hundred members of Milton High School’s Future Farmers of America built this rustic cabin. Teacher P.L. Elkins provided seed money and oversight for the project. The purpose of the project was to give the young men an opportunity to learn all steps in creating a log cabin. Hand-hewn log construction with cement chinking characterizes this one-room, one-floor cabin with a loft and fireplace. Trees from the Bob Nesbit farm were used for logs, and Alpharetta merchants and farmers provided other supplies. The cabin is emblematic of log homes built by early Georgia settlers. It was then used as a meeting place for organizations, and even a Milton High School prom. The cabin serves as a teaching museum for the Alpharetta Historical Society.