Lexington and Rockbridge County, VA

Lexington, Virginia

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Historic Lexington, set deep in the rolling countryside of the Shenandoah Valley between the Blue Ridge and Allegheny Mountains, is the county seat of Rockbridge County. Lexington is known for its attractive homes, fine old mansions, two of the finest institutes of learning in the commonwealth and two of Virginia’s greatest Confederate heroes. Robert E. Lee and Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson lived and are buried in the city. Today, visitors to Historic Lexington receive a warm welcome to the old college town. The visitor center is the starting point for a self-guided walking tour. Exhibits at the center provide an introduction to the community and its heritage. Counselors can assist with information about area attractions, shopping, special events, recreation, accommodations and travel directions. Area recreational opportunities include hunting, fishing, hiking, white water canoeing, horseback riding, swimming, biking and camping. This eTrail provides detailed information on sights, events, entertainment, shopping, dining, accommodations, and transportation in this area of Virginia.
The Virginia Handbook

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The Virginia Handbook

by Blair Howard, Mary Burnham, & W. Burnham Jr. (Hunter Publishing)

Historic Lexington, set deep in the rolling countryside of the Shenandoah Valley between the Blue Ridge and Allegheny Mountains, is the county seat of Rockbridge County. Lexington is known for its attractive homes, fine old mansions, two of the finest institutes of learning in the commonwealth and two of Virginia’s greatest Confederate heroes. Robert E. Lee and Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson lived and are buried in the city. Today, visitors to Historic Lexington receive a warm welcome to the old college town. The visitor center is the starting point for a self-guided walking tour. Exhibits at the center provide an introduction to the community and its heritage. Counselors can assist with information about area attractions, shopping, special events, recreation, accommodations and travel directions.

Area recreational opportunities include hunting, fishing, hiking, white water canoeing, horseback riding, swimming, biking and camping. This eTrail provides detailed information on sights, events, entertainment, shopping, dining, accommodations, and transportation in this area of Virginia.

©  Blair Howard, Mary Burnham, & W. Burnham Jr./Hunter Publishing. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Lexington
Season: Year-round
Local Contacts: Contact information for all sights, accommodations, and dining are provided in the eTrail
Driving Directions: Directions to Lexington & Rockbridge County, VA

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