Zachariah Price Dewitt Cabin

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Zachariah Price Dewitt Cabin
Zachariah Price Dewitt Cabin.jpg
Front of the cabin
Zachariah Price Dewitt Cabin is located in Ohio
Zachariah Price Dewitt Cabin
Nearest city Oxford, Ohio
Coordinates 39°30′38″N 84°43′7″W / 39.51056°N 84.71861°W / 39.51056; -84.71861Coordinates: 39°30′38″N 84°43′7″W / 39.51056°N 84.71861°W / 39.51056; -84.71861
Architectural style Other[1]
Governing body Local[1]
NRHP Reference # 73001392[1]
Added to NRHP 1973-04-13[1]

Zachariah Price Dewitt Cabin is a registered historic building near Oxford, Ohio, listed in the National Register on 1973-04-13.

This log cabin was built in 1805 by Zachariah and Elizabeth Dewitt and is the oldest extant structure in the Oxford Township of Butler County, Ohio. It is the only remaining home of the several built by pioneers along the Four-Mile Creek, just east of what is now the Miami University campus. Zachariah (1768-1851) and Elizabeth (1774-1843) were born in New Jersey and Pennsylvania respectively and came to Ohio from Kentucky and remained in the Oxford area as prominent citizens for the remainder of their lives. They are buried in the Darrtown, Ohio Pioneer Cemetery. The cabin and surrounding land is now owned by Miami University and is maintained by the Oxford Museum Association as a historic house museum. The cabin is on the north side of Ohio State Route 73 where it crosses Talawanda Creek. Park on the east side of Talawanda Creek and follow the lane across Harker's Run (Ohio) going about 1/4 mile north from the parking lot.


Smith, Ophia D. Old Oxford Houses and the People Who Lived In Them, Bicentennial Edition, 1976.

Historic uses[edit]

  • Single Dwelling.


  1. ^ a b c d "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-06-30. 

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