New Signs Help Interpret Mable House

Visitors to the Mable House farm in Mableton can take a self-guided tour of the 19th Century farm thanks to a series of 10 interpretive signs recently installed.

Mickie McDaniel explained, “One of the missions of the Friends of the Mable House is education.”

She noted that a study by a Georgia State University historic preservation class suggested placing panels to educate the public on the historic home and the Mable family.

Robert Mable, a Scottish immigrant, purchased 300 acres of land in the mid-1800s, living first in a log cabin and built a house in 1843. Today the Mable House is on the National Register of Historic Places.

The panels explain daily life in the 19th century and life on a farm, including building such as a smokehouse, blacksmith shop, family cemetery and kitchen house. The Mable House was used by Federal troops during the Civil War as a field hospital and was the site of the first school in Mableton..

“Now you can come here anytime and learn about the property,” she said.

The $10,000 project was funded by the Friends of the Mable House, the South Cobb Arts Alliance, The Cobb Community Foundation and P.A.R.K.S. Cobb.

From the July edition of The Bright Side, covering Smyrna, Vinings, Mableton, Austell and Powder Springs in Cobb County, GA.