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Washington and Lee University

Letcher Ave, Lexington, VA , USA

Latitude & Longitude: 37° 47' 13.26192", -79° 26' 28.859532"
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Founded, 1749, as Augusta Academy, near Greenville; reestablished at Timber Ridge, May, 1776, as Liberty Hall Academy; moved to Lexington and chartered as a college, 1782; endowed by George Washington, 1796, and named for him. Under presidency, 1865-1870, of Robert E. Lee (buried in the university chapel), whose name after death was incorporated in the official title.

Last updated: 2/14/2015 15:17:00
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