The Johlin Cabin

The Johlin Cabin (HMXEA)

Location: Oregon, OH 43616 Lucas County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 38.5', W 83° 26.333'

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Pearson Metropark is one of the last remaining pieces of the Great Black Swamp, which once blanketed much of the region.

The Johlin Cabin is a log home built in the swamp in 1867. Originally located about 1.5 miles from here on Corduroy Road between Coy and Lallendorf roads, the 20-by-26-foot home remained in the Johlin family until Frederick Carl Johlin, Sr., donated the structure to Metroparks in 2006. It was moved here to demonstrate what life was like in the notorious swamp.

Log homes were built as permanent structures using hewed logs, a shingle roof, brick chimney, glass windows and a cellar. The Johlin's home not only has all of these characteristics, but also has the mark of their German homeland, such as horizontal clapboarding on the framed gables, a central chimney for a stove, an off-center front door, room partitions and a shingled roof.

Placed ByMetroparks Toledo Area
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Date Added Friday, September 5th, 2014 at 5:14pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 296880 N 4612865
Decimal Degrees41.64166667, -83.43888333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 38.5', W 83° 26.333'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 38' 30.00" N, 83° 26' 19.98" W
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Area Code(s)419
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 414-420 Pearson Park Dr, Oregon OH 43616, US
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