October 2, 2013 -- “HLF and Washington and Lee University Partner on Jordan’s Point Project”
Approximately 40 students from Washington and Lee University spent the afternoon of September 29 at Jordan’s Point in Lexington doing archaeological research at what was once a hub of industrial and transportation activity along the Maury (formerly North) River. The research is being undertaken in support of Historic Lexington Foundation’s effort to see Jordan’s Point designated as a state and national historic district.
This summer, HLF presented the City of Lexington with a proposal for the establishment of a Jordan’s Point Historic District. Today the site of a Lexington park used primarily for recreation, Jordan’s Point was once a center of commerce. While the only historic building remaining is the Miller’s House, the area is potentially replete with building foundations and artifacts from the late 18th and 19th centuries. As archaeology will be an important element of the historic district nomination, the partnership with Washington and Lee University Archaeology is essential, notes HLF executive director Don Hasfurther.
June 17, 2018 -- “Jordan’s Point Designated as New Historic District”
Historic Lexington Foundation announces that Jordan’s Point in East Lexington has been designated as an historic district by the Commonwealth of Virginia. The designation was approved by the Virginia Department of Historic Resources State Review Board and Historic Resources Board on June 16, 2016. HLF had submitted the nomination earlier this year.
Jordan’s Point, known as the Point for short, is the name given to the point of land formed by the confluence of the Maury River and Woods Creek. The Point is bounded on the south side by bluffs, on one of which is the individually listed National Register house Stono, build for one of the Point’s early nineteenth-century developers, John Jordan. During that century and the first part of the twentieth- century, the Point was the center of industry in Lexington.