1854 – Hearne, TX

Added to OHD on 2/13/12   -   Last OHD Update: 6/28/20   -   21 Comments
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312 Fm-391, Hearne (Wheelock), TX 77859

  • $285,000
  • 6 Bed
  • 3 Bath
  • 5760 Sq Ft
  • 5.76 Ac.
This Republic of Texas Homestead was established when the log cabin on the property was built in 1836 , the same year that Texas declared independence from Mexico! The main house was started 6 years later by the Cavitt family and eventually served as a stage stop between Nacogdoches and San Antonio de Bexar during the 1840?s and 50?s. The Cavitts were political followers and friends of President Sam Houston, a friend and frequent visitor at the home. He probably rocked on the front porch while visiting with the locals about the future of Texas. Located in Wheelock, Texas on 5 .7 acres with the original log cabin and guest house, this property is ideal for a B and B operation , an event center , or a weekend retreat. The home is a recorded Texas Historical Landmark.? Large main house with 6 finished bedrooms , 3 baths, 2 living areas, kitchen, 2 dining , 3 attic rooms? Original cabin with upstairs sleeping loft, and fireplace? The 3 story chimneys have just been rebuilt and service 4 fireplaces. There is also a working 2 sided fireplace in den area. The home has central air and heat and large electric service. ? Modern guest house with den, kitchen, bath, and bedroom. Could also serve as rental or B and B use.? 2 barns and 5.7 acres of land. ? Convenient to Hearne , Franklin, and Bryan College Station
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21 Comments on 1854 – Hearne, TX

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  1. John Shiflet says: 5633 comments

    This property’s got all the goodies purist Texas history afficianados seek. An ancient log cabin with a window unit A/C and tattered, tied-down remnants of tarp protecting (?) the roof rounds out the picture. The price seems optimistic but nearly six acres adds enticement. I could see some Houston oil executive buying it and bringing his contractor and interior decorator up there to make the house suitable for his own old house dreams.

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  2. John C says: 434 comments

    The only thing I dislike are the question marks punctuating every sentence — they make my eyes spin and my ears ring with the faux-voice of a valley girl speaking? in that slightly questioning, upward ascending voice?

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    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 1109 comments
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      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      The original description had each question mark a bullet (as in a list). Somewhere between the original description and Zillow they were replaced with question marks and then I was just too lazy to edit them out. 🙂

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  3. Tammy says: 1 comments

    Hello, is this wonderful piece of property still forsale.? Please let me know:) Thanks

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    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12404 comments
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      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      It appears to still be for sale. 🙂

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    • Becky says: 2 comments

      Hi everyone! What a joy it has been living with the Old Cavitt House. Some of you may know that my husbands’ health has declined….in view of that, sadly I will be listing the Old Home with 4 acres very soon. I know some of you are passionate about the old Home place and wanted to post it here first for friends & family to see before I listed it with a realtor. Please pass this info along. You can look us up on facebook to contact us for more info.

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      • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12404 comments
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        1901 Folk Victorian
        Chestatee, GA

        So sorry to hear about your husbands health.

        When the home is listed I’ll be sure to put it back on the site in hopes that an OHD’er will be the next owners.

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  4. John Shiflet says: 5633 comments

    Tammy, Please call Lori Walker the listing agent at 979-255-0706…it appears to be an active listing. Good luck!

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  5. Missy says: 1 comments

    This property has been sold and is being restored to be a restaurant and B&B.. To be opened Fall 2014.

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    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12404 comments
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      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      Cool, thanks for the update!

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    • annie says: 1 comments

      Did you buy the home?

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    • TxJones says: 1 comments

      Do you have contact information for the people who purchased and/or are turning it into a B&B and Restaurant? A family member used to own this house and I have a specific question about the property I’d like to ask them. You’d really be helping me out and I’d appreciate it. If you don’t want to share contact info on this message board, please let me know and we”ll figure a way to trade that info privately.

      Thanks!

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  6. Cavitt Descendant says: 1 comments

    My 3rd gr-grandmother was a slave on this property.Her name was Rebecca Cavitt-Jones, she was a mulatto her father is rumored to be one of the sons of Andrew Cavitt or maybe Andrew himself. This is the first time I’ve saw this land quite appealing.

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  7. Another Cavitt descendant says: 3 comments

    Hi, I’d like to second the request for any information you could send about the people planning to open the B&B. Ann Cavitt is my 6th great grandmother, and we would love to be able to stay at the house.

    Thanks!

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  8. Andrea says: 1 comments

    I would love information on this house becoming a bed and breakfast as well. I stayed here many times growing up!

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  9. Robin Welborn says: 1 comments

    My aunt and uncle purchased the mansion recently. We are still restoring it back to its original condition. There is a link on facebook now to the Cavitt House. Hoping to complete repairs and have the house open sometime in January 2015. Everything is in working order so it shouldn’t be much longer. There will be a gift shop up on the second floor. My Aunt will be happy to talk to you and would love to get more history regarding any past or photos of those once occupying the mansion. http://www.facebook.com/welcometothecavitthouse …..look forward to seeing and hearing your stories…Robin

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  10. Ann Cavitt Fisher says: 3 comments

    Robin, Thank you so very much for your post. I shall look up the Cavitt House on Facebook, and look forward greatly to being able to stay at the house when your Aunt and Uncle open it.

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  11. Dennis Cavitt says: 1 comments

    I have a lot of the Cavitt History Dating back to Europe. I know a lot of the Ann and Andrew Cavitt line. My wife and I are looking forward to a visit to Wheelock in 2016.

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    • Ann says: 3 comments

      Hi Dennis,
      Ann Cavitt was my great, great, great grandmother. I live in Houston and I’ve been out to the Cavitt House a number of times in the last couple of years, and have been so pleased to meet Becky and her husband who now own the house. They’ve done a great job of taking care of it. Have you found the Facebook page for the house? https://www.facebook.com/welcometothecavitthouse/?fref=ts

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      • Becky Nichols says: 2 comments

        Ann, it was so nice seeing you again. I hope to see you again soon. I love hearing the wonderful stories about your ancestors. I hope that you are doing well on your book. It has been a journey trying to maintain the old home, grounds, and family cemetery. It has been a joy for me. We are presently seeking tax assistance from our county in order to help with the upkeep and maintenance. I have considered non-profit in hopes of receiving donations and grants to help with completing restorations and to further provide education for local groups, communities, schools,etc. I am already hosting several group functions as well as a annual Texas Independence Day in March. Any information on how donations could be attained for our upkeep and maintenance would be geatly appreciated. Also, I have submitted the log cabin to Preservation Texas and it has been placed on The Most Endangered Places and will be announced in February at the Summit in Austin. I am very excited to be part of this wonderful journey into history. Please forward to any other Cavitt relatives for an update. Thanks

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