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Oak Crest Farmhouse

Oak Crest Farmhouse, Henderson, North Carolina (36.402967, -78.491155)

a) Primary Phase Felling Dates: Winter 1840/41 After 1845

b) Secondary Phase Felling Dates: Winter 1849/50 Spring 1850 Winter 1852/3

c) Tertiary Phase Felling Dates: Winter 1859/60

Site Master 1717-1859 (oak) OCNCx1 (t = 9.77 VA2011; 7.77 VA025; 7.44 WATCH). Site Master 1759-1849 (pine) OCNCx2 (t = 7.51 FSQx1; 6.45 5AVAx1; 6.36 SSTPS1). Individual sample ocnc1 (pine) 1707-1769 (t = 6.59 CPZ7x; 6.33 rgo3; 5.80 warrenSI).

Oak Crest Farmhouse is a multi-phase timber frame building, which was sampled during a major restoration project.

Dendrochronological analysis has shown that the primary phase was built from timbers felled in the winter of 1840/41 and after 1845 and that the secondary phase was built from timbers felled in the winter 1849/50, spring 1850 and the winter of 1852/3 and the tertiary phase was built in the winter of 1859/60.

Worthington and Seiter 2018 "The Tree-Ring Dating of Oak Crest Farmhouse, Henderson, North Carolina" Oxford Tree-Ring Laboratory 2018/10.




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Jane Seiter, Ph.D

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