The earliest houses were log house types as shown to the left. The traditional house type associated with the yeoman farmers was the central hall or dogtrot.
The Daniel-Tucker home in the Little River community of Shinbone Valley is a one and a half story dogtrot log house. It is believed to be the oldest house in Cherokee County and served as the headquarters for Confederate General Hood in 1864. The house is found near the Canyon Mouth Park in Cedar Bluff, Alabama. The few Georgian and Greek revival style houses in the valleys which date from the mid-19th century are indicative of plantation agriculture. Grist mills and sawmills were the local industrial sites associated with early communities. We do not have any photo's of the Daniel-Tucker home at this time.