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.
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