The New Student's Reference Work/Lexington (Va.)
Lexington, a beautiful village, county-seat of Rockbridge County, Va., on North River, 30 miles from Lynchburg and 110 from Richmond. It manufactures agricultural implements, flour, lumber and dairy-products. Valuable deposits of sulphur ore are in the vicinity, and there are mineral springs. These are popular resorts. The natural bridge, one of America's curiosities is 15 miles distant. Lexington is served by the B. and O. and Chesapeake and Ohio railways. It contains Washington and Lee University and Virginia Military Institute. Robert E. Lee and “Stonewall” Jackson are buried here. Population 3,200.