Lexington Virginia
“Virginia’s Beauty, America’s Story”

Town of Lexington VA

Lexington is located in Rockbridge county Virginia in the Foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Lexington Virginia is about 50 miles north of Roanoke between the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests. There is a variety of things to do in Lexington during all four seasons. From Tumbling Rivers, to mountain breezes Lexington Virginia is an outdoor recreation hub for hikers, cyclists, kayaking, and fly fishermen.

History of Lexington VA

Lexington was named in 1778. It was the first of what would be many American places named after Lexington, Massachusetts, known for being the place at which the first shot was fired in the American Revolution

The Union General David Hunter led a raid on Virginia Military Institute during the American Civil War. Robert E. Lee and Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson are buried here. It is the site of the only house Jackson ever owned, now open to the public as a museum. Cyrus McCormick invented the horse-drawn mechanical reaper at his family’s farm in Rockbridge County, and a statue of McCormick is located on the Washington and Lee University campus. McCormick Farm is now owned by Virginia Tech and is a satellite agricultural research center.

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