Log cabins are built to stand the test of time–that's no secret. But which log cabin can claim the title of oldest in the country? The oldest log cabin in America is the Nothnagle Cabin in Gibbstown, New Jersey.
The cabin was built in 1638 by Finnish pioneer, Anthony Neilson, out of white oak. The bricks in the asymmetric corner fireplace were brought from Europe and used as ship’s ballast, and the iron pot hangers for cooking over the fire are dated back to the 1590s. In 1730, a loblolly pine floor and staircase were added to the upper level. The cabin originally measured 16 by 22 feet, but 200 years ago a larger colonial home was built on to the cabin. The three-bedroom, one-bath residence, with an eat-in kitchen, dining room, and parlor is situated on 1.3 acres with a gazebo, storage shed, machine shop and four-car garage.