"Raccoon" John Smith was an early leader in the Restoration Movement. In January 1972, the First Christian Church in Monticello, Kentucky appointed a committee to investigate the possibility of obtaining and preserving the old log cabin home of Elder John Smith. The cabin was located on a farm 16 miles from Monticello in an area called Horse Hollow. Mr. Frank Vogler gave the cabin to the church and with loving care, it was moved ‘log by log, hearthstone by hearthstone, chimney stone by chimney stone' to its present location adjacent to the First Christian Church. It is the hope of the church that this will be a lasting memorial to this pioneer preacher, the organizer of the Monticello church who drew all of his nourishment from the Book of books. Visitors from Kentucky and across the nation have visited the cabin.