Gordonsville

Over 200 Years at the Center of History

Located 19 miles northeast of Charlottesville in Orange County, the town of Gordonsville was founded in 1813 when Nathaniel Gordon was appointed as the area’s first postmaster. James Madison’s Montpelier, the historic estate of “the Father of the Constitution”, is a short 12-minute drive from the town center. Montpelier features tours of the historic home, archaeological sites, and over 8 miles of walking trails.

The town itself is the site of Gordon’s Tavern, a site of historical significance situated at the intersection of “The Fredericksburg Great Road” and “The Richmond Road.” Thomas Jefferson personally recommended the Tavern to residents of the Washington DC that were traveling on the way to Richmond. Many of the major figures of the American Revolution, including George Washington, Henry Clay, and General Lafayette, stayed as guests on the Tavern in the early days of the republic.

After serving as a major hub for troop movement and supplies during the Civil War, Gordonsville evolved into a quiet market town, featuring culinary festivals, farmers’ markets, and opportunities to partake in the fine arts.

Space for the Whole Family

Homes for sale in Gordonsville tend to be modestly priced, architecturally striking, and spacious enough for families with multiple children. The homes are roughly 30 minutes away from the City of Charlottesville, site of several major employers including the University of Virginia Medical Center, State Farm Automobile Insurance, and the Northrop Grumman Corporation. For recreation, Gordonsville homeowners have quick and easy access to Spring Creek, a private club featuring a championship golf course designed by Ed Carton, whose career saw collaborations with legends like Gary Player and Sam Snead.

Food, Fun, and Festivities

Food lovers, nature lovers, and patrons of the arts will love what Gordonsville has to offer. The Barbecue Exchange, located downtown, features hickory-smoked and slow-roasted pork and has been recognized with Virginia Living’s Best BBQ award. Christ Church in Gordonsville serves as tour headquarters for Virginia Garden Week, an 8-day spring festival that provides visitors with the opportunity to see gardens across the commonwealth at their spring peak, as well as the chance to see over 2,300 flower arrangements created by the Garden Club of Virginia. Downtown Gordonsville is home to Brushwood’s School of Dance, established in 1975. Four County Players, central Virginia’s longest continuously operating Community Theater, perform 6 minutes away from Downtown.

Gordonsville

Listings in Gordonsville

17490 James Madison Hwy

Gordonsville, VA 22942
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,850 sqft / 159.97 acres
$3,195,000

8123 Spotswood Trl

Gordonsville, VA 22942
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 6,400 sqft / 170.34 acres
$1,850,000

7341-b Magnolia Pl

Gordonsville, VA 22942
  • 5 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 6,674 sqft / 105 acres
$1,800,000

2969 Sunnyside Ln

Gordonsville, VA 22942
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 4,208 sqft / 111.95 acres
$1,750,000

18338 Spotswood Trl

Gordonsville, VA 22942
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,536 sqft / 184 acres
$1,600,000

7341 Magnolia Pl

Gordonsville, VA 22942
  • 5 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 6,674 sqft / 55 acres
$1,400,000

0 James Madison Hwy

Gordonsville, VA 22942
  • 0 Beds
  • Baths
  • sqft / 19.98 acres
$1,350,000

8239 Gordonsville Ave

Gordonsville, VA 22942
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,636 sqft / 147 acres
$1,300,000

18558 James Madison Hwy

Gordonsville, VA 22942
  • 0 Beds
  • Baths
  • sqft / 37.4 acres
$799,900

18558 James Madison Hwy

Gordonsville, VA 22942
  • 3 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 2,811 sqft / 35.48 acres
$799,900

2585 Watkins Ln

Gordonsville, VA 22942
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 3,427 sqft / 3.22 acres
$679,000

1680 Lindsay Rd

Gordonsville, VA 22942
  • 0 Beds
  • Baths
  • sqft / 235.3 acres
$643,000