Henry County Barn

Henry County Barn, from IBF Magazine

Henry County Treasure

Mark Cammack, who grew up on this Henry County farm, sent these photos and a brief history of the barn which still stands east of Salem.

Henry County Barn

It is believed that this barn was built in the 1860s. The upper part of the barn contains the remnants of grain bins which were built on the northeast corner where the floor was enforced with additional joists and beams. The beams in the barn are hand-hewn and pegged. Most appear to be oak, with some sycamore. Insects have damaged the beams through the years. Large doors on the east side of the barn hang on their original iron hinges. A closer inspection shows holes where window shutters had been hinged.

The ramp on the west side of the barn was filled in with dirt until the 1950s. Said Cammack, "I wish I could have seen this barn built by master stone masons and woodworkers who put together such a prized piece of history."

Henry County Barn

Henry County Barn

Henry County Barn

 

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