Church Hill (Lexington, Virginia)

Coordinates: 37°50′30″N 79°21′32″W / 37.84167°N 79.35889°W / 37.84167; -79.35889
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Church Hill
Front of the house
Church Hill (Lexington, Virginia) is located in Virginia
Church Hill (Lexington, Virginia)
Church Hill (Lexington, Virginia) is located in the United States
Church Hill (Lexington, Virginia)
Location6.5 mi. NE of Lexington off U.S.11 at I-64, near Lexington, Virginia
Coordinates37°50′30″N 79°21′32″W / 37.84167°N 79.35889°W / 37.84167; -79.35889
Area4 acres (1.6 ha)
Built1848 (1848)
Architectural styleGreek Revival
NRHP reference No.79003079[1]
VLR No.081-0065
Significant dates
Added to NRHPFebruary 26, 1979
Designated VLRJune 21, 1977[2]

Church Hill, also known as Timber Ridge Plantation, is a historic plantation house located near Lexington, Rockbridge County, Virginia. It was built circa 1848, and is a two-story, three bay, rectangular brick Greek Revival style dwelling. It has a one-story, rear kitchen ell. The house features stuccoed Doric order pilasters at the corners and midpoints of the long sides. Timber Ridge Plantation was the birthplace of Sam Houston (1793-1863). On the property is a non-contributing log building which tradition claims was constructed from logs salvaged from the Sam Houston birthplace cabin. The cabin is believed to have been located at the site of the kitchen ell.[3]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.[1]

See also[edit]

  • John Houston (1690–1754), who established Timber Ridge Plantation


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ "Virginia Landmarks Register". Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Archived from the original on 21 September 2013. Retrieved 5 June 2013.
  3. ^ Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission Staff (May 1977). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Church Hill" (PDF). Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-10-05. Retrieved 2013-10-03. and Accompanying photo