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Burritt opens new log house exhibit

Burritt on the Mountain adds a new attraction to its Historic Park this weekend with the opening of the Joel Eddins house, believed to be the oldest existing intact log structure in the state.

The 200-year-old house will be open to the public for the first time Sunday, from noon until 5 p.m.

Jack Burwell, a Burritt board member instrumental in bringing the house to the park, will be at the house from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. to talk about its history, architecture and the journey from Elkmont to Burritt.

The house was once located just outside of Ardmore, and was reportedly erected around 1810 by Joel Eddins, a native of Abbeville, S.C.

The floor plan of the Eddins House is unique to the area, with its hall and chamber style.

Danielle Komis Palmer

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