From 1986 to 1990 I
Finance Director in Lexington. This Historic City has links to George Washington,
Robert E Lee, Stonewall Jackson, and George Marshall. It is also the home of two
fine college campuses Washington & Lee University and the Virginia Military Institute.
The Lee Chapel and Museum, on the campus of Washington and
Lee University, Lexington, Va. The chapel contains the crypt of Robert E.
Lee and his family. Outside the Chapel is the grave of
Traveler, Lee's horse.
Stonewall Jackson sculpted by Edward V.
Valentine and dedicated in 1891. Jackson and family are buried beneath the
statue. Located in the Stonewall Jackson Memorial Cemetery. It began as a
ground for old Presbyterian Church in 1789.
|Founded in 1749, Washington and Lee University is named
for two of the most influential men in American history: George
Washington, whose generous endowment of $20,000 in 1796 helped the
fledgling school (then known as Liberty Hall Academy) survive, and Robert
E. Lee, whose presidency and innovative leadership brought the University
into the national limelight.
The University is located in the historic city of Lexington in the
Great Valley of Virginia about three hours southwest of Washington, D.C.
W&Lís 35 principal buildings include the picturesque Washington College
group forming the Colonnade facing Lee Chapel, where Robert E. Lee is
buried. The Colonnade and Lee Chapel are National Historic Landmarks.
|Most Friday afternoons in spring and fall, the cadets at
the Virginia Military Institute march in full dress uniform on the
school�s parade grounds. This much-loved tradition of patriotic pomp and
circumstance is a great spectacle and a truly unique Lexington experience.
County Court House located at 150 South Main Street in Lexington,
|Listed on the National Register of Historic Places,
Lexington is a small, bustling city full of history and commerce. With
period architecture, historical buildings, and exceptional shops, it�s a
great place to stroll the day away.
|The Maury River runs through Lexington
and provides drinking water for the region.
||The George C. Marshall Museum is located
on the Virginia Military Institute campus in Lexington.
||Thomas Jonathan Jackson lived in Lexington from
1851-1861, while he was a professor of Natural Philosophy and an
instructor of artillery tactics at the Virginia Military Institute. During
that decade Jackson joined the Lexington Presbyterian church, married,
bought the only home he ever owned, and lived quietly as a private
In April, 1861, Jackson rode off to war. He never returned to
Lexington alive. Following the first battle of Manassas, T.J. Jackson
became widely known by the nickname "Stonewall". Jackson earned lasting
fame for his leadership of Confederate forces, especially during the
Valley campaign of 1862. "Stonewall" Jackson died in May, 1863, as a
result of wounds received at Chancellorsville. His body was brought back
for burial in the cemetery on the south edge of town.
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