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John Payne Cabin and Butt-Mock House ~ Blairsville GA

Don't miss the Confederate Cabin if you are touring the Blue Ridge Mountains of northern Georgia! The John Payne Cabin is part of the Butt-Mock House and Museum of Mountain Living in Blairsville, GA.

Unfortunately, the exhibit was closed when we were there, and we did not get the opportunity to go inside and thoroughly evaluate the site. However, we had a thoroughly delightful time poking around the closed complex, and learned some great details just poking around the cabins and outside grounds!

From the Blairsville Chamber of Commerce Site "The Payne Cabin was built by John Payne and his brothers just before John and his brothers volunteered for the Confederate Army. It was built for John’s new wife, Louisa, and their eventual seven children. The cabin was built in the Young Cane District and moved to its present location behind the Butt-Mock Home. One of John's brothers and two of his wife’s brothers died fighting for the Confederacy. John helped found Pleasant Hill Church. Later, he supervised roads in Union County. He is buried at Pleasant Hill church next to his brother David and their wives. All of the replacement logs are from land once belonging to John Payne."

Notice the Half Dovetailed cabin detail. The Payne Cabin uses the "Half Dovetail Notch. With this type of joint construction, all water that enters the joint drains to the outside, thereby preventing rust.

Stroll the grounds and check out the well.

Downtown Blairsville, one block south of the square

99 School Street

Blairsville, GA 39514