Several homesteads existed at Stone Mountain over the years, and they still remain in varying condition.
One is located along the Cherokee Trail near the Nature Garden Trail and at the start of the Orienteering Course. The original roofline of the homestead is clearly visible near the top of the chimney. There is a bench next to the chimney and it makes a nice place for a rest or a bite to eat.
Next to the bench are pieces of what were originally decorative pillars on each side of the entrance door.
A photo of the cabin from around 1926
Another homestead was located along Connecting trail 4 on the north side of Venable Lake. This cabin was the home of Willie Hill Venable, the nephew of the Venable Brothers. He ran a gift shop and museum in the old carving studio.
A chimney and many large stones remain today.
There was once a cottage near the Grist Mill. It was approximately forty feet by eighteen feet.
All that remains of it today is the foundation and some steps.
Another Venable cottage is located near the railroad shop. This beautiful structure is made entirely of granite blocks.
Yet another granite cottage is located on the other side of the tracks.