Historic House Listings

Has an old cemetery! “Hordsville”, Circa 1837. Nine acres in Virginia. $395,000

April 7, 2024

This property has an old cemetery called God’s Acre. Would love to be a steward of one. “Hordsville” was built in 1837. It is located on 9.27 acres in Bassett, Virginia. The house features a beautiful staircase, hardwood floors, crown moulding, wide baseboards, chair rails, double front doors and a claw foot tub. Four bedrooms, two bathrooms and 2,868 square feet. $395,000

Contact Felicia Hirshfield with Sarver Properties

From the Zillow listing:


Dreaming of a historic home that exudes elegance and charm? Look no further than Hordsville! This magnificent home was built in 1837 by George Hairston, Jr. and Louisa Hardyman Hairston. It is a replica of a house that George saw in Richmond. You’ll be struck by the home’s grandeur when you step through the door. The stately columns, hand-carved spiral staircase leading to the third floor, and clawfoot tub are just a few of the features that make this home so special. Each room boasts a large mantle and extra tall ceilings, which make it the perfect place to entertain all your friends. It has seven rooms, each of which can be used as a bedroom by adding a wardrobe. Additionally, it has separate guest quarters that, with TLC, could be converted into an Air BnB or a mother-in-law suite. As you enter the property, you’ll be greeted by the serene and picturesque surroundings spanning almost 10 acres. The history of this home is captivating. George Hairston graduated from Princeton and served as a member of the Virginia Legislature. He originated the Smith River Navigation Company and the Union Iron Works. The land on which it stands was purchased from John Hord, an Englishman. There is also an old cemetery near the house called God’s Acre. Hordsville is not just a beautiful home; it’s also a piece of history. Whether you use it as your own mansion or bed and breakfast, don’t miss your chance to own a piece of Virginia’s rich past! History: https://www.hairston.org/ui36.htm


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