Light Horse Harry Lee Cabin

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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 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.