The Mahala Mullins Cabin was the home of a legendary moonshiner who, because of her large physical size, was know by law enforcement to be "catchable, but not not fetchable." Following Mahala's passing, a portion of the cabin was dissessassembled in order for the community to carry her to her final resting place. The cabin was dissembled from its original location on Newmans' Ridge, then restored at it's present location down below in Vardy Valley.
Across the road is a Presbyterian church building. It is the last remaining structure of the Vardy Community School. Presbyterian missionaries not only provide this historic building for worship, but an additional modern building behind the church for quality education and health services. Although that building is no longer there, a model of it and the stories of those who lived in the community are on display for viewing.
Tours of both facilities are available from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays in the months of May thru October.
The cabin restoration project and the museum inside the church museum are sponsored by the Vardy Community Historic Society, who's mission is to document the lives and history of the people and culture of the Vardy community and the contributions of the Presbyterians to Vardy.
Vardy Blackwater Road
Sneedville, TN 37869