Deskins-Maxwell Home Tour

Deskins-Maxwell Home Tour

On Sunday, July 12, 2015, the Tazewell County Historical Society toured the Deskins-Maxwell house. Special thanks to the homeowner and wonderful hostess Ilene Yost for opening her home and sharing her wonderful lemonade with us on such a warm Summer’s day!

The Deskins-Maxewell house is one of three gray stone houses built in Tazewell County by German stonemasons, and was originally built for Stephen Deskins.

Stephen Deskins

The build date is estimated between 1800 – 1810. It is constructed of hand-hewn native rock.

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These are the descendants of Pamela Ann Deskins, wife of James Witten Maxewell, at the home. Front: Virginia Maxwell Smoot, Goldine Maxwell Higginbotham, Virginia Maxwell Gillespie. Back: Maggie Maxwell, Wyrene Maxwell.

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Tour photos:


** All photos courtesy of Tazewell County Historical Society photograph colllection **