Historic House Listings

Oldest house in the county! Circa 1775! On 4 acres in Virginia. $339,000

June 10, 2022

It is said that General Lee would visit a young lady that lived in this home. This is the oldest house in the county. The home was built in 1775. It is located on four acres in Rockbridge Baths, Virginia. The home features a screened in porch, hardwood floors and original trim. Someone sure did a number on this house with the way it has been stripped and modernized. Would be nice to get it in the hands of someone that could do a good restoration of it. The home does have some original doors, wainscoting and trim. The property is beautiful with several outbuildings. Three bedrooms, one bathroom and 2,200 square feet. $389,000 New price: $339,000

Contact the property owner: 540-335-6111

From the Zillow listing:


Own a property of significant value in Rockbridge County history! Built in 1775, one of the first houses in the county, this lovely home with almost 4 acres of land and two separate merging streams has everything you need for country living. 2200 square feet with 3 bedrooms and a separate apartment on the upper level with kitchen, multiple closets, hardwood floors, several original doors with vintage hardware, possibility of 3 fire places, propane available, furnace with the warmth of oil heat, glassed in sun porch, mature mulberry, walnut and maple trees for maximum shade, several out buildings including a smoke house with cellar, large open field for horses and flat garden spaces with rich soil, excellent internet and many more historical qualities that must be seen in person to appreciate. Sitting near the base of Hogback Mountain, this home is just minutes from Goshen Pass, the water gorge formed by the passage of the Maury River. 15 minutes to Lexington and the interstate. There is an historical account of this residence with interesting facts of ownership and events. Most interesting was a story of General Robert E Lee coming to visit a young lady who used to live here. What if these walls could talk? Almost 250 years of stories they could tell. House is being sold AS IS and will need some aesthetic attention. Electric box has been updated. Actual acreage is 3.79



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