Location: On the north side of the highway near the foot of Bull Mountain « mile up the creek from the Dry Fork Schoolhouse.
Date: About 1810.
Owners: Meredith Evans acquired this land
long before the county of Wise was formed. His son, Wilson Evans, took
out patents also for land on Little Bull Run Creek before the formation
of Wise County and in the
Description: The house was three room log.
The rooms were built after the pen fashion and joined end to end. Each
of the three rooms had outside entrances and two of the two rooms had interior
doors between them, while the only way to enter one of these rooms was
to go outside and enter from the outer entrance. There was a porch across
the south side of the house. Covered with clapboards. Small window in each
room. One of the rooms was floored with plank and the other two had puncheon
floors. Ceiled overhead with planks laid down
Historical Significance: Meredith Evans was
born in North Carolina in 1778. Died in Wise County, April 25, 1880 at
the age of 92 years. Married Sarah Skeen who was born in North Carolina
in 1790 and died in Wise County, January 8, 1872. Meredith Evans was a
Primitive Baptist preacher and was given the right to perform the rites
of matrimony by the Wise County Court, Monday, September 22, 1856. He was
Commissioner of the Revenue, called Township Assessor for the Lipps District
in 1871-72. J. E. Lipps was assistant assessor under
Source of Information: J. E. Lipps, Court Records, War Records. November 11, 1937.
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