"Where Memories Are Made" Lexington by etfromnc

Lexington Travel Guide: 19 reviews and 66 photos

Beautiful country, warm people, and lots of history.

Sam Houston was born near Lexington.

General George C Marshall, Chief of Staff of the US Army, US Secretary of State, author of the Marshall Plan which brought economic recovery to Europe after World War II, and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize was educated at Virginia Military Institute in Lexington.

George Washington was a patron and donor to a small school that then chaged its name to Washington College. After the Civil War Robert E Lee became president of Washington College and it eventually became Washington & Lee University.

Generals Lee and Stonewall Jackson are buried here.

Cyrus McCormick invented the mechanical reaper in a workshop north of Lexington.

The Virginia Natural Bridge and Caverns are south of town. (Please see my page on the Natural Bridge.)

Today, in addition to these fine educational institutions (VMI and Washington & Lee University), you will find Lexington to be a (bigger than average) college town with a flavor of days gone by throughout. A great place to visit, perhaps an even better place to live if you are ready to get away from the worst parts of the rat race, although there are all of the cultural advantages of a college town.

  • Last visit to Lexington: Feb 2002
  • Intro Updated Feb 13, 2004
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  • DEBBBEDB's Profile Photo
    Feb 10, 2008 at 2:42 PM

    There are two Lexingtons on VT. This is the one north of Charlottesville, not the one where VMI is located

  • Minstrelette's Profile Photo
    Nov 10, 2005 at 9:49 PM

    Nice travelogues! Wish you had some pictures to go with them.


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