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$300,000

c. 1835 Southern Colonial

Tankersley Tavern on the Maury

Historic Tankersley Tavern
Historic Tankersley Tavern
c. 1835 Tankersley Tavern, was a popular watering hole for some of Lexington's most famous residents starting in the 1800's. On over an acre of prized Rockbridge County acreage with 200 feet of Maury River frontage this home sits on the out skirts of Historic Lexington. Not your typical house of the time, this National Register of Historic Places and a Virginia Historic Landmark home is a rare find. Part of this home was the original toll booth for the Lexington Turnpike into town. The location is perfect for an Inn, VRBO or AirBnB as it is in Rockbridge County, and zoned B1.
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The Tavern from below the dam
The Tavern from below the dam
Half of the house in the fall
Half of the house in the fall
The Antique Brick Walkway in the back
The Antique Brick Walkway in the back
The Solar Greenhouse
The Solar Greenhouse
The Front Porch, our favorite place
The Front Porch, our favorite place
The Living/Family Room in 2011
The Living/Family Room in 2011
The Dining Room in 2011
The Dining Room in 2011
Cistern stairway
Cistern stairway
Another front view, showing the toll house
Another front view, showing the toll house
Bedrooms 3
Full Baths 2
Stories 2.0
Acres 1.2

Features.

  • 1st Floor Bath
  • 1st Floor Bedroom
  • Attic
  • Basement
  • Bonus Room
  • Crawl Space
  • Dining room
  • Dry Basement
  • Finished Basement
  • Foyer
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry Room
  • Living room
  • Sunroom
  • Unfinished Basement
  • Walk out Basement
  • Walk-Up Attic
  • Automatic outside lights
  • Carport
  • Fenced Yard
  • Garden
  • Greenhouse
  • Patio
  • Porch
  • Storage Building
  • Storm Windows
  • Built-in Bookcases
  • Ceramic Tile
  • Gas Logs
  • Original wood windows
  • Standing Seam Metal Roof
  • Skylight
  • Wood floors
  • Tin Roof
  • Central air
  • City sewer
  • City water supply
  • Dishwasher
  • Disposal
  • Gas heating
  • Heat pump
  • Range
  • Refrigerator
  • Original Glass in Windows
  • Original Heartpine Floors
  • Some Original Doors

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Jody Morgan

Phone: 540 461-1733
Fax: 5404611733

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More About This House

Painstakingly renovated throughout the years, with some work still in progress this cozy home w/ original heart pine floors, beveled glass, 9’ ceilings & a cistern circular stairway is a rare find. The amazing gardens, when cleaned up, have been the envy of master gardeners for years. The grounds also include a small fish pond, gated garden areas w/paths leading the top of the property near Hunter Hill, where civil war history books tell us was the site Gen. Hunter fired his canons at VMI. This prized 1.18+/- acre parcel also includes a greenhouse, shed, an old barn and Maury River frontage that is perfect for fun or just relaxing.

Directly across from Lexington’s Jordan’s Point, a Historical, safe, canoeing & swimming destination. This home is a short walk to Downtown & Colleges.
On the National Register of Historic Places & a Virginia Historic Landmark, this home has been on the Virginia Garden Week Tours.

https://www.virginia.org/listings/OutdoorsAndSports/PeanutButterandJelly/

Surrounding Area

https://lexingtonvirginia.com/directory/historic-attractions

Historical Information

Tankersley Tavern, also known as Old Bridge, is a historic building located near Lexington, Rockbridge County, Virginia. It was built in three sections with the oldest dated to about 1835. It is a two-story, nine-bay, single pile, frame building with an exposed basement and a decorative two-level gallery on the front facade. Also on the property are the contributing washhouse/kitchen, three frame sheds and a stone abutment for a bridge. It was originally built as a toll house (toll gate) at the county end of the bridge crossing the Maury River from the Valley Turnpike into Lexington. It later housed a tavern, canal ticket office, general store, post office, and dwelling.

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1988.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tankersley_Tavern

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Listing No. 27195

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Jody Morgan

Phone: 540 461-1733
Fax: 5404611733

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