Zachary-Bellnap-Waddell House

Est. 1844

Colonel John's Cabin

This building, erected circa 1844, has been identified as the second home of Colonel John A. Zachary. It was later owned and used by Mordecai Zachary, one of Colonel Zachary's sons, when Mordecai's boarding house was filled with paying guest. 

Existing deed records confirm that Mordecai sold the property in 1896. A few South Carolina summer people owned it, until it was purchased in 1925 by the Bellnap-Waddell family who enjoyed the house for more than ninety years. John Rivers Purchased the property in 2011 and offered to gift the house to the Cashiers Historical Society if it could be moved. The structure, now called Colonel John's Cabin, was moved to the grounds of cashiers Historical Society and serves as an educational center and is a testament to the enduring vision of Cashiers' early settlers. It is the oldest standing building in Jackson County. 



1940 HWY 107 S

PO Box 104

Cashiers, NC 28717

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The Cashiers Historical Society is a 501c3 organization that honors and protects the historic past of North Carolina's Cashiers Valley. 

Through thoughtful educational platforms and the preservation of the Zachary-Tolbert House, Colonel John's Cabin, the dependency and the Hampton School, CHS is maintaining the legacy of a historic place and your support is vital for its future. 

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Volunteer support is always needed and sincerely appreciated. 

Your help will preserve this magical place  for future generations.