State Considers Grant for Flower Mound Log Cabin

October 12, 2016

AUSTIN- The Texas Historical Commission (THC) will meet on October 20, 2016, to consider several applications for historical preservation funds, including a grant request supported by Texas State Senator Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound, to help preserve the Long Prairie Homestead Cabin in Flower Mound.

"The discovery of this homestead cabin offers a window into our history and the settlement of North Texas. We need to preserve this important piece of our heritage," Senator Nelson said.

The log cabin was discovered by a North Texas developer who purchased an investment home in 2015. During the demolition, the log cabin was discovered within the walls of the 'tear-down' house.  The developer halted construction and mobilized local historians to determine the historical significance of the structure.  Historians have since learned the property was part of a Republic of Texas Land Grant, patented in 1854 by William Gibson, and built in 1860. The original survey was for 360 acres, and the cabin is a one-room structure measuring approximately 16’ x 16’ feet.