4505 NC Highway 212, Marshall, NC

Year Built: late 1800s

Historic Owners: Eason Allen Tweed


This barn is part of what was an originally large land holding by a prominent family in the Shelton Laurel valley. The property was in the ownership of the widower of a family descendant at the time of documentation, then transferred to the daughter.
Family members do not know the age of this barn but assume it was built by Eason Tweed. Eason Allen Tweed’s life dates are: Feb. 26, 1858 – March 16, 1917. Eason Tweed’s father was Abner Grainger (A.G.) Tweed: 1824 – Feb.4, 1907. A.G. Tweed was Sherriff of Madison County from 1870-1883. He also reportedly had 5,000 apple trees and made brandy for the U.S. Army.

Historic Use: Livestock and General

Type of Construction: Timber Frame, Mortise and tenon, Sawn lumber, Hewn Timbers, Notched Logs, and Stud Frame

Siding Materials: Milled Boards and Exposed logs

Roof Shape: Gable

Roofing Materials: Split wood Shingles

Roof Framing: Milled rafters

Foundation: Dry-Laid Stone

Species of Wood: Chestnut and Various Other

Hinges: Commercial Metal

Fasteners: Wire nails and Cut Nails

Additional Features:

Outbuildings: corn crib, large burley tobacco barn

NOTE: The information above is an abridged list. For the full unabridged list (complete details), please download the PDF of the Data Form above.

NOTE: These photographs are meant to illustrate various features and construction elements of this barn.

Eason Allen Tweed Barn