Historic Sandusky is a historic region in Lynchburg, Virginia. The focal point is the historic Sandusky house, a formal two-story, brick "I" house built about 1808, with a later addition. It was built by Charles Johnston, and is one of the earliest homes in the Lynchburg area to display the architectural details and refinements characteristic of Federal design.

While Charles Johnston lived in the house he was visited by Thomas Jefferson of Poplar Forest who went to the home as a dinner guest December 1817. Jefferson and Johnston knew each other as neighbors and traded goods often.

In 1864, during the Battle of Lynchburg, Sandusky served as Union headquarters. Among those quartered at the home were Gen. David Hunter and future Presidents Rutherford B. Hayes and William McKinley, who served on Hunter's staff. Other buildings on the property consist of two 20th-century tenant houses, one frame and one brick. It is currently owned and operated by Lynchburg College as a house museum related to the American Civil War and the Battle of Lynchburg.

The house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982. It was also listed on the Virginia Landmarks Register in the same year.

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Lynchburg listings last updated May 23, 2024 10:59:am.