New from Arcadia Publishing is Lexington by local authors Sharon Stevens and Alice Williams in conjunction with the Rockbridge Historical Society. With more than 200 black and white images, Lexington offers a precise pictorial history of this unique town, its people and the influence of its two colleges.
Lexington, the seat for Rockbridge County, is situated in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley within minutes of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Main Street is part of Route 11—the Valley Pike/Great Road—and the architecture downtown looks much as it did in the 19th century.
Lexington is home to Washington and Lee University and Virginia Military Institute. It is also the final resting place for Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson and Robert E. Lee as well as their horses. Within a few blocks one visits the Stonewall Jackson House, Lee Chapel Museum, the VMI Museum and the George C. Marshall Library Museum.
The authors “hope that the result of this photographic history of Lexington will be useful to any persons interested in the rich history of western Virginia.”
Highlights of Lexington:
• All profits will go to the Rockbridge Historical Society
• Stonewall Jackson, Robert E. Lee, and George C. Marshall each have a major description in this volume
• Serves as a good record of 19th century architecture of the Lexington area
Meet the authors!
Rockbridge Community Festival: Saturday, August 29, 2009. 9 am - 3 pm on Main Street in Downtown Lexington, VA.
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