Historical marker outside the George Child log cabin at Second Street and H Avenue in Nevada, Iowa. The Child log house was purchased in 1975 by the Nevada Rotary Club as a bicentennial project and was presented to the Nevada Community Historical Society in July, 1980. Text: GEORGE CHILD ERECTED THIS LOG CABIN, THE THIRD BUILDING IN NEVADA, FOR HIS BRIDE IN THE FALL OF 1854. HAULING THE WALNUT LOGS FROM POLK COUNTY, HE BUILT THE CABIN WHERE FOURTH STREET AND J AVENUE INTERSECT. SOMETIME LATER THE CABIN WAS MOVED TO ITS PRESENT LOCATION. ONE OF THE FIRST MERCHANTS IN NEVADA, CHILD ALSO SERVED AS STORY COUNTY SHERIFF AND COURT BALIFF AND BECAME A CAPTAIN DURING THE CIVIL WAR. CAPTAIN GEORGE CHILD AND HIS FAMILY ARE ONE OF THE MANY FAMILIES WHO CAME TO NEVADA IN THE 1850s AND HELPED BUILD IT INTO THE COMMUNITY IT IS TODAY.