Historic House Listings

Original land grant signed by Thomas Jefferson. Circa 1776! Over two acres in VA. $447,000

July 11, 2019

Green Hill House was built in 1776 for William Walton. It is located on 2.58 acres in Salem, Virginia. The original land grant was signed by Thomas Jefferson in 1774. In 1782, William Walton obtained an Inn license and started operating the house as an inn to take advantage of Salem’s popularity as a resting point on the way to the future Louisiana territories. It is said that Thomas Jefferson stayed at Green Hill House multiple times. Additions were added onto the home when it operated as Green Hill Country Club from 1954 to 1974.

The property has a formal rose garden and a koi pond. There is a wisteria laced arbor and a 70 foot patio. The main floor of the home has a grand ballroom with fireplace and three chandeliers. There is an updated kitchen. The home has nine new Fujitsu mini-splits heating and cooling system. Four bedrooms, three bathrooms, and 4,814 square feet. $499,950 New Price: $447,000

From the Zillow listing:


Own a piece of History! Original land grant/deed was issued to William Walton & signed by Thomas Jefferson. In 1776 the Waltons had built this large home on the South bank of the Roanoke River. This historical home will make a wonderful place to live, entertain & has been a perfect event venue. You will fall in love with the home, the formal rose garden & Koi pond. You are greeted with a wisteria laced arbor entering the 70′ brick patio. Many modern details include gourmet kitchen, new skylights, new roof, 9 new Fujitsu mini-splits heating & cooling systems. Main floor consists of Grand Ballroom with fireplaces & 3 chandeliers, a full BA, Dining Room, family room, cathedral ceilings in kitchen & hearth room.


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