This simple log cabin was built in 1808 for Frederick Ergle, a German immigrant, and his family. The home is thought to be the oldest remaining residential dwelling in Aiken County and still has its original wood and fireplace stones.
Before the cabin was relocated to the Aiken County Historical Museum, it sat along the banks of the South Edisto River. It was here that the Ergles raised 11 children.
The cabin now rests adjacent to the former China Springs Schoolhouse on the grounds of the museum. The interior is open to allow visitors a glimpse into the lifestyle of a large family of European settlers in rural South Carolina.
Frederick Ergle Cabin Info
Address: 433 Newberry Street SW, Aiken, SC 29801
GPS Coordinates: 33.555165,-81.724506
Frederick Ergle Cabin Map
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Lynne C. Martin says
I am the granddaughter of Nellie Ergle Carlton.
Jeannie Ergle Swann says
I recently did an Ancestry DNA test and found out Fredrick Solomon Ergle was my fourth great-grandfather. My maiden name is Ergle, and I would like to come visit this home and also the original place it was located. I would like to find out any information I can about my relatives. My grandfather was Franklin Ergle.
Judy C Glanders says
I am the 5th great-granddaughter of John Michael Eargle born in 1700 and came to Charleston on the Upton in 1752. I am also related to Frederick Solomon Ergle. I think maybe his 4th great-granddaughter. I do not have Franklin on my tree. Our tree is on Ancestry and I have been working on it for my granddaughters.
Virgil ergle says
Son of Johnnie Ergle.