1843 Sitton Dog Trot

This house was originally located about five miles down CR 698 west of Central Heights.  It was built by William and Susan Hayter who came to Texas in 1842.  Their youngest daughter married into the Sitton family, and the house was donated to Millard’s Crossing by Sam Sitton, who lived on the property until his death.It is a large "dog trot" house with an ample sleeping loft and squared logs.  The logs were later covered with milled timber that has since been removed.

"Dog Trot" is the name given to the open breeze way from the front to the back of the house.  Often, this covered area was cooler in the summer than other parts of the house.  This made it a perfect place for chores like shelling peas or shucking corn.

Many of the homestead tools are on display, such as fruit presses, meat grinders, sausage stuffers, clothing mangles (wringer), and other items people needed for self sufficiency.

Millard's Crossing

Historic Village


6020 North Street
P.O. Box 634221
Nacogdoches, TX 75963


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