GATLINBURG, Tenn. (WVLT) – In 1807, Widow Martha Jane Huskey Ogle, with her five sons and two daughters, her brother, Peter Huskey, and his family relocated to the cabin to start a new life in the area.
In 1910, great grandson Andrew Ogle and his family were the last of the Ogle family to live in the cabin.
Wednesday April 20th, 2016 the historic cabin was lifted and the move to the Gatlinburg Welcome Center began.
A flurry of activity has begun at the Anakeesta Village development on the Parkway in Gatlinburg as the site is prepared for construction.
During the month of March, Layman Construction Company and House Movers carefully prepared the historic Ogle Cabin for relocation to the City of Gatlinburg Welcome Center on the Parkway.
“Like the historic Watson Clinic building that was donated to the school district and relocated to the Pittman Center, and the Arrowcraft building relocated earlier this month, the historic Ogle Cabin will be preserved,” said developer, Bob Bentz.
The Ogle cabin was officially donated to the City of Gatlinburg during a key ceremony in October 2015.
The Ogle cabin will be relocated to a site adjoining the City’s Welcome Center near the McMahon parking garage on the Parkway.