The town of Hutsonville sits along the Wabash River which makes up the Illinois and Indiana border. South of town is a group of log buildings that make up the Hutson Memorial Cabins to memorialize Isaac Hutson and his family whom the town of Hutsonville was named after.
Isaac Hutson and his family of six children came to the area in the winter of 1812. He built a log cabin not far from the current memorial cabins. In April of 1813, Isaac took a trip to the fort in Palestine. When he had returned he found his wife and children were massacred by local Native Americans. His cabin had been set on fire and burned to the ground. Isaac joined the army in Terre Haute and was eventually killed in battle near fort Harrison with one of the local tribes. A few decades later when the town was platted, they chose the name in honor of the slain family.
In 1967 the Hutsonville Chamber of Commerce was offered a log cabin by Wayne Brock that was built in 1892. The cabin was disassembled and moved to property south of town. Over time several other log cabins along with period furniture were donated and the cabins created a memorial village to remind people of the area’s history.
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