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COGDELL CABIN- COGDELL FARMS

          Bobby Cogdell's son, Chris Cogdell, built the Cogdell Cabin in 2006.  It is located on the 222 acre Cogdell Farm in Decatur County, TN. The cabin sits on one of the highest points in west Tennessee, approximately four miles from the TN River.  From the cabin's deck, the water storage tanks in Lexington, Decaturville, Parsons, Perryville, and Linden, TN can be seen.
          In addition to a large whitetail deer and turkey population, various other wildlife have been observed, such as bald eagles, bobcats, coyotes, foxes, and rattlesnakes.  We have an excellent flock of purple martins, gold finches, and hummingbirds.  Every year we plant numerous wildlife food plots just for the wildlife.
          The cabin has three bedrooms and two baths inside its 1600 square feet living area.  Inside the cabin, you will find an assortment of various mounted deer and antelope.  There is a mounted set of antlers taken from a whitetail buck killed in the 1950's by John Henry Cogdell, father of Bobby Cogdell.
          The cabin is a favorite retreat place for the Cogdells and their friends. 
   
 

Click here for more photos of the cabin.

In 2010, with the assistance of MainstreamGreen, Mr. Cogdell is revolutionizing ways to help save the environment and be a steward of our Earth. He has installed Solar Panels to produce all his electricity at the cabin. This not only protects our Earth, but the solar panels are low maintenance, cost effective, and offer long-term protection from rising electric costs.


Deerstand on Cogdell farms.  The view is absolutely beautiful! 

Click here to see more photos from the deer stand. 


Cogdell Farms comprises many different tracts.  Below, the tracts are listed in detail, along with photos from the tracts. The first four tracts are owned 100% by Bobby Cogdell. Tract # 5, which is the old Cogdell Home Place and has been in the Cogdell Family for over 150 years, is 50% owned by Bobby Cogdell and 50% owned by George Cogdell's three children.
   
1.  173.44 acres located 3 miles NE from Lexington on Harmon Road.  This farm is mostly timber, with 30 acres open.  The open acreage is planted with numerous wildlife food plots for deer, turkey, and other game.  Also, there are 2 fish ponds.  This farm has lots of deer and turkey. 
   
2.  75.29 acres located 12 miles NE from Lexington, bordered on the north by Natchez Trace State Park and on the south by Red Bud Lake.  This farm is mostly timber, with 3 acres open.  This farm is also abundant with deer and turkey.
   
3.  222 acres located 2 miles East of Decaturville, Tn., in Decatur County.  This farm is mostly wooded, with some 25 acres open.  This open acreage is planted with numerous wildlife food plots and sports 1 fish pond.  Rabbits, quail, deer, and turkey are in abundance on this farm.
   
4.  97.92 acres located 11 miles NE of Lexington, TN., in Henderson County.  This farm is also bordered by Red Bud Lake on the south and joins Natchez Trace State Park on the NW side.  This farm is all wooded.  25 acres was deeded to Felecia Cogdell Potts and Ron Potts in 2002.  Turkey and deer are abundant on this farm.
 
5.  59.18 acres located 10 miles West of Lexington, in Henderson County.  This farm surrounds Cogdell Cemetery and has been in the Cogdell family since the 1850's.  This is the original Cogdell farm that Daniel Cogdell lived, died, and was buried at in 1859.

The Texas Cogdells
 

Standing from left:  Bobby L. Cogdell, Chris Cogdell.  Seated:  David M. Cogdell, Jr.

   
The above picture was taken in 2002 at the D.M. Cogdell home in Texas while Bobby and Chris were visiting and deer hunting on the Cogdell Farm in Texas.  D.M.Cogdell's great-great-grandfather is buried at the Cogdell Cemetery, Hwy 412 W, Lexington, Tn.
   
In 1998, the Texas Cogdells were the 25th largest individual landowners in the United States.  In the year 2000, they owned over 310,000 acres.  The following information about the Texas Cogdells was taken from Worth Online:

25.  COGDELL FAMILY Tulia, Texas and Floydada, Texas 285,000 acres in Texas.  The son of a Methodist minister who moved to West Texas during the Civil War, David Muncy Cogdell quit school at age 12 to help collect debts for his father's side business- running a general store.  By age 19, Cogdell had bought the first of what would become a string of Texas panhandle ranches that stretches for 150 miles northeast and southeast of Lubbock.  After Texaco discovered oil on his land, Cogdell became a philanthropist, endowing hospitals, churches, and colleges before his death in 1964.

Today, sons Billy, 64, and D.M. junior, 74, have divided much of the large holdings.  Why keep so much land? Says Billy.  "They're not going to make any more of it."

   
Other interesting notes concerning the Texas Cogdells:

Phyllis Ann George's, Miss America 1971, mother was Diantha Louise Cogdell, who married James Robert George in 1947.  Phyllis is a direct descendant of Daniel Cogdell, who is buried at The Cogdell Cemetery, Hwy 412 W, Lexington, TN.

 

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