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Lexington City Historical Markers

Map of Virginia State Historical Marker Locations in the City of Lexington

Lexington City Historical Markers

Lexington Schools
Liberty Hall Academy Ruins
Just north stand the ruins of Liberty Hall Academy's stone academic building, which was constructed in 1793. Founded in 1749 near Greenville as August... [click for more]

Washington and Lee University
Founded, 1749, as Augusta Academy, near Greenville; reestablished at Timber Ridge, May, 1776, as Liberty Hall Academy; moved to Lexington and chartere... [click for more]

Lexington General Interest
Founding of Kappa Alpha Order
One half mile east, students at Washington College (now Washington and Lee University) founded Kappa Alpha Order in 1865. The fraternity held its firs... [click for more]

John Chavis
John Chavis (1763-1838), a free-born African-American veteran of the American Revolution was a native of Granville County, North Carolina. He was als... [click for more]

Original African American Cemetery
Near this spot is the original African American cemetery of Lexington. Dating to the days of slavery, this cemetery was abandoned in 1880 and the pers... [click for more]

Virginia Military Institute--A National Historic Landmark
The nation's first state military college, VMI was founded in 1839 on the concept of the citizen-soldier. The Corps of Cadets fought as a unit in the ... [click for more]

William Henry Ruffner
William Henry Ruffner, educational reformer, clergyman, and geologist, was born in Lexington on 11 Feb. 1824. After pursuing careers as a preacher and... [click for more]