photos of Madison, NC

Jordan Cabin

Jordan Cabin is situated on Lots 1 and 2 of the original Madison plat. There is a great deal of debate concerning the exact age of Jordan Cabin ranging from the 1700’s to the 1820’s; however, a brick with the date 1799 etched into it was discovered in the chimney of the cabin.  The cabin is unusually well-built for early time periods and its detailing and quality suggest it was built for a wealthy and educated individual.    

This tiny home consist of one room with a winder staircase in one corner, fireplaces in the lower room and attic and front and back doors.  A first look at Jordan Cabin would never confere that this structure is actually a log cabin as it has always been covered with clapboard and painted white.   

Jordan Cabin has been home to numerous families over the past 200 years including the Scales, the Roseboroughs, the Websters, the McGees, the Lovings and the family for which the cabin is named, the Jordans.

Madison Historic District and Properties Commission acquired the cabin in 1998 and have worked diligently to restore the property to its mid l9th century condition.  The property is located at 211 East Decatur Street and is now used for historical demonstration and tours. 
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