Historic House Listings

So much history! Two acres in Virginia. Circa 1819. $299,000

March 27, 2022

This one has a lot of history! The house is depicted in the 1942 movie, The Vanishing Virginian. The home was built in 1819. It is located on two acres in Forest, Virginia. The home features a covered front porch, original hardwood floors, picture rails, chair rails and original mantels. Legend has it that Thomas Jefferson visited the home several times. Four bedrooms, two bathrooms and 3,512 square feet. $299,000

Contact Jeffrey Eugene Sims with Legacy Realty and Development

From the Zillow listing:


History, history, history!!! Your chance to own one of the most historic homes in the Forest area. This home was built in 1819 and home to the famous Yancy family of Central VA. Rebecca Yancy Williams, author of the book and movie The Vanishing Virginian lived in this house most of her life and the house is depicted in the 1942 movie. Legend has it that Thomas Jefferson himself visited this home several times. Gorgeous mountain views from back of the house overlooking the Russell Dairy Farm. See Docbox for more history of this beautiful home. Inside is very nice for the age…outside needs a lot of TLC. 1.8 acre lot. Home has metal roof and new furnace installed in 2011. Come see this piece of Central VA history before it is gone.


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