Corra White Harris House, Study, and Chapel

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Corra White Harris House, Study, and Chapel
The Blue Eyed Cabin - Mrs. Harris's Valley Home.jpg
Corra White Harris House in 1916
Corra White Harris House, Study, and Chapel is located in Georgia (U.S. state)
Corra White Harris House, Study, and Chapel
Corra White Harris House, Study, and Chapel is located in the US
Corra White Harris House, Study, and Chapel
Location 659 Mt. Pleasant Rd., NE., Rydal, Georgia
Coordinates 34°22′17″N 84°45′30″W / 34.37139°N 84.75833°W / 34.37139; -84.75833Coordinates: 34°22′17″N 84°45′30″W / 34.37139°N 84.75833°W / 34.37139; -84.75833
Area 57 acres (23 ha)
Built c.1830
Architectural style Log cabin
NRHP reference # 97000249[1]
Added to NRHP July 25, 1997

The Corra White Harris House, Study, and Chapel, also known as In the Valley, is a hilltop complex located in Rydal, Georgia.[2]

It was home of Corra White Harris, a writer made famous by her 1910 book A Circuit Rider's Wife, which eventually became the 1951 film I'd Climb the Highest Mountain. She purchased the property in 1913 and died in 1935.[2]

In 1916, she wrote "In the Valley,", published in The Independent 87, pp. 123–124. She wrote about it in numerous other pieces, including in the follow articles with "Valley" in their titles:

The center part of the house was reportedly built c. 1830 by Pine Log, a Cherokee chieftain.[2]

The complex was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1997. A 57-acre (23 ha) area is listed with five contributing buildings and one other contributing structure.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b c Michele Rogers (August 31, 1995). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Corra White Harris House, Study, and Chapel / In the Valley" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved August 12, 2016.  with 14 photos