Originally built about 8 miles east (near Lockridge) in 1838, the log house was moved and re-erected here in 1907 by the Old Settler’s Association.
This house is considered to the oldest remaining white settler's cabin in Iowa.
The name "Fairfield" was chosen in this home during an 1839 meeting to name the town.
The National Register of Historic Places Registration Form and photos for this building, which you can download.
See newspaper accounts about the restoration of this building, on the IAGenWeb Project web page.
Bonnifield Log House on Jefferson County Heritage webpage.
Wikipedia entry for Old Settlers' Association Park and Rhodham Bonnifield House.
Entry in the Fairfield Iowa History webpage.