Fayette County History & Genealogy

History of Fayette County


From R. S. Dills' History of Fayette County

THE PIONEER HOUSE

The old house on the public square, Main Street front, known as the "Parvin property," now being dismantled and stripped of the weather-boarding, reveals to nearly three generations a two-story hewed log house that was erected in 1811, from logs that were cut from the ground upon which it stands. It is the last relic of the pioneer days of the early settlement of Washington, which will soon be numbered with the things of the past. Those who would look upon a picture in real life of seventy years ago, will have to do so soon, as Mr. P. S. Collins, who has bought it, will remove it shortly. It was the first hotel in the place.

Union Township