PADGETT LOG CABIN (Circa 1940s)
The Padgett House was built by Hardy and Vinnie Padgett on the North Prong of Black Creek in the early l940's in the Clay Hill area of Clay County. Prior to building this log house, all of Hardy and Vinnie's ten children had left home and had families of their own. The house was later acquired by their eldest child, Hiram Padgett. Hiram and his wife Tinnie dismantled the house and moved it by log truck about two miles to a location on what is now CR218, just west of the North Prong Black Creek Bridge. This was done in about l946 or 47. There were five children of the Hiram Padgett Family raised in this house. In l969, the house was replaced by a modern structure and moved to a field further from the highway. In l992, Ms. Sarah Boe, on behalf of the Clay County Fair Association, was able to acquire the house for display in the Rediscover Early Florida Village.