Actually an island along the Maury River, Jordan’s Point was once Lexington’s commercial center. As river commerce was displaced by rail and road, however, the area gradually fell into disuse. Seeking to stem the deterioration, the Blue Ridge Garden Club assumed leadership in the 1970s in making plans for the beautification of the entrance to the newly formed Chessie Trail extending from the island. This effort was recognized in 1980 by the Garden Club of Virginia with its first ever Common Wealth Award. Sadly, the 1985 flood washed away the plantings and the pedestrian bridge across the Maury River. Recently the Miller’s House has been transformed into a museum interpreting the industrial and transportation history of the Lexington area.