Light Horse Harry Lee Cabin

National Historic Landmark -- Mathias, West Virginia -- Hardy County

A two-story, four-room cabin at present-day Lost River State Park was built by Henry Lee in the 1780s when the property of Lord Fairfax was being divided and granted to American patriots. Lee was renowned as a calvary commander during the Revolutionary War and was the father of Robert E. Lee, a Confederate commander during the Civil War. The cabin is nested in the hillside where a pubic spring, sheltered by a pavillion, provides easy access to fresh water. With only minor restorations, the Lee cabin is now a park museum.