Granny Henderson's Cabin

A wooden cabin with a sheet metal roof on a cloudy day.
Granny Henderson's cabin today.


Quick Facts
Ponca Wilderness

Historical/Interpretive Information/Exhibits

Frank Henderson and his wife Eva, later to be known as the famous “Granny Henderson” cleared the land and constructed the cabin themselves in the early 1900s in what is now the Ponca Wilderness. The Henderson family raised cattle and cared for the fields for numerous years.  After Frank passed away in 1959, Granny Henderson continued to live at the cabin, and could be seen carrying water from the river or springs every day.

Granny Henderson welcomed paddlers and campers who found themselves on her property while traveling. She was known for her kind spirit, hardworking attitude, and humbleness. Her cabin reminds us of both the challenges and rewards of living in such a remote area. 

Buffalo National River

Last updated: February 1, 2021