Stonewall Jackson House

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Stonewall Jackson House
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Stonewall Jackson House, Lexington
Stonewall Jackson House is located in Virginia
Stonewall Jackson House
Stonewall Jackson House is located in the US
Stonewall Jackson House
Location 8 E. Washington St., Lexington, Virginia
Coordinates 37°47′5″N 79°26′29″W / 37.78472°N 79.44139°W / 37.78472; -79.44139Coordinates: 37°47′5″N 79°26′29″W / 37.78472°N 79.44139°W / 37.78472; -79.44139
Area 9.9 acres (4.0 ha)
Built 1858 (1858)
NRHP Reference # 73002215[1]
VLR # 116-5030
Significant dates
Added to NRHP April 24, 1973
Designated VLR June 18, 2009[2]

The Stonewall Jackson House, located at 8 East Washington Street in the Historic District of Lexington, Virginia, was the residence of Confederate general Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson from 1858 to 1861.

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The house is a two-story, four bay, brick dwelling with a large, stone rear addition. It has a side-gable roof and interior end chimneys.[3]

The house was constructed in 1800, by Cornelius Dorman. Dr. Archibald Graham purchased the house and significantly expanded it in 1845 by adding a stone addition on the rear and remodeling the front and interior to accommodate his medical practice. Dr. Graham sold the house to then-Major Thomas Jackson, a professor at the nearby Virginia Military Institute, on November 4, 1858, for $3000.[4] It is the only house Jackson ever owned. He lived in the brick and stone house with his second wife, Mary Anna Morrison Jackson, until the outbreak of the American Civil War in 1861.[3]

It housed Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital from 1907 until 1954; when it was converted to a museum. In 1979 the house was carefully restored to its appearance at the time of the Jacksons' occupancy.[5] The house and garden are owned and operated as a museum by the Virginia Military Institute from April through December. Guided tours are given daily, every half hour, from 9:00 a.m. until 4:30 P.M.

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "Virginia Landmarks Register". Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Retrieved 19 March 2013. 
  3. ^ a b Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission Staff (August 1972). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Stonewall Jackson House" (PDF). Virginia Department of Historic Resources.  and Accompanying photo
  4. ^ James I. Robertson, Stonewall Jackson, p.187
  5. ^ Virginia Department of Historical Resources, Historical Marker Q-11A

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