Back in the history
Believe it or not, it is thought that nine presidents of USA were born in a log cabin. That way the Log cabin became an American Symbol.
In the past, a lot of pioneers lived in a log cabin, because there were a lot of trees. The cabins had horizontal logs, using nails to hold them. It’s known that nine of the presidents were born in a log cabin and it became America’s tradition.
Meaning of Log Cabins
Looking back in the history, in 1840, William Harrison and the Whigs was the first man who used a log cabin and wanted to show that he was people’s man. These steps were followed by other candidates and only because Adlai Stevenson didn’t had anything in common with log cabins, wasn’t elected for president.
US presidents who were born in Log Cabins
This is the list of the presidents born in Log Cabins
- Andrew Jackson
He was the first president who was born in a log cabin in South Carolina. It was near the Appalachian Mountains and sadly the cabin doesn’t exist anymore, but has a historical meaning.
- Zachary Taylor
He was the 12th president of US and was born in Virginia. Now, the place where the cabin was is not allowed to the public.
- James K. Polk
His reconstructed cabin is situated in a family farm in North Carolina.
- Millard Fillmore
Born in a cabin in Moravia, New York, the replica cabin exists in Fillmore Glen State Park in New York.
- Franklin Pierce
He was born in a cabin on a 50 arcs land in New Hampshire.
- James Buchanan
James was born in a cabin in Pennsylvania, Stony Batter Complex and Cove Gap area. The cabin doesn’t exist anymore, but there is a symbol made for it.
- Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln, the most famous presidents was also born in a cabin on the Sinking Spring Farm
- Ulysses S. Grant
He was born in a three-roomed cottage in Ohio and it still exists in a reconstructed version.
- James Garfield
The interesting thing is that he was the last president who was born in a log cabin (in Orange Township). The other interesting thing is that he never moved from that cabin, like all the other presidents.