Corbin Cabin

The Corbin Cabin is a log structure built by George T. Corbin in 1909 in the Nicholson Hollow area of what is now Shenandoah National Park.[3] Corbin was forced to vacate the land on which the cabin sits in 1938, when the land was added to Shenandoah National Park.[4] The cabin is unique in that it is one of a small number of buildings located in Nicholson Hollow spared during the creation of the park, and still remains standing despite recent forest fires.

George T. Corbin Cabin
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Corbin Cabin
Corbin Cabin is located in Virginia
Corbin Cabin
Corbin Cabin is located in the United States
Corbin Cabin
Location1.5 mi. off Skyline Dr. at jct. of Corbin Cabin Trail and Nicholson Hollow Trail, near Nethers, Virginia
Coordinates38°36′7″N 78°20′42″W / 38.60194°N 78.34500°W / 38.60194; -78.34500Coordinates: 38°36′7″N 78°20′42″W / 38.60194°N 78.34500°W / 38.60194; -78.34500
Architectural styleMountain log cabin
NRHP reference No.88003067[1]
VLR No.056-0061
Significant dates
Added to NRHPJanuary 13, 1989
Designated VLRSeptember 20, 1988[2]

The cabin is maintained by the Potomac Appalachian Trail Club and is accessible within the park by means of Nicholson Hollow Trail.[5]

As the George T. Corbin Cabin, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1989.


  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. March 13, 2009.
  2. ^ "Virginia Landmarks Register". Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Archived from the original on 21 September 2013. Retrieved 5 June 2013.
  3. ^ The Displaced (U.S. National Park Service). Retrieved from the NPS website on 12 February 2008.
  4. ^ Corbin Cabin 1989 Final Nomination Archived 2011-07-28 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved from Virginia state website on 13 January 2008.
  5. ^ Corbin Mountain Hike