This term refers to Colonial-era English pioneer settlers and their descendants. Many of these settlers were ranchers who used to crack their whips to round up animals. Native Floridians came to be known as Crackers, as did their homes.
Covered, deep, and wide porches that wrap the entire home, steep metal roofs, clerestory windows, shotgun hallways, and raised floors are among some of the main features of cracker style homes.
There are 2 Cracker House in Snohomish County, WA currently.