Marker [074]
The Davis-Ansley Cabin
(Frontier Village, Loy Lake Park)


Blacksmith Micajah C. Davis (1790- 1860), one of the founders of Grayson County erected this cabin about 1840 at Iron Ore Creek Settlement near present Denison. The pioneer home was built of hand-hewn oak logs with a plank floor. Sold in 1870 to Josephus R. Ansley (1826-1873) and his wife Gilley (1826-1915), the cabin was later occupied by their son Will (1861-1952). Mr. and Mrs. John Summers purchased the structure in 1953 and donated it in 1972 to the Old Settlers Village. The cabin was recorded as a Texas Historic Landmark in 1976.