Rural Hill Retreat
Scope and Contents
John & Violet Davidson's first home was a two room log cabin they called Rural Retreat. The cabin stood for 135 years, eventually growing to eight rooms. Unfortunately, there are no known photographs of the structure. It burned in 1898. Major John Davidson who settled in the Piedmont of NC in 1760. Davidson was a signer of the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence in 1775 and served in the Mecklenburg County militia during the American Revolution. This is a photograph of a sketch of the Retreat as depicted by Anne Sinclair.
- 1775 - 1975
- Sinclair, Anne (Artist, Person)
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
From the Collection: 2 Linear Feet
Language of Materials
From the Collection: English