Formed in 1778 from Augusta and Botetourt, and named for the Natural Bridge. Samuel Houston and Cyrus H. McCormick were born in this county. Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson are buried in Lexington. Washington and Lee University and the Virginia Military Institute are there.
Geographic Location: Amherst County
Physical Description of Location: Vesuvius, VA 24483. Located on Lexington Turnpike (Rt. 60), less than 1/5 of a mile northeast of the intersection of Lexington Turnpike (Rt. 60) and Blue Ridge Parkway. Marker is on the left when traveling northeast on Lexington Turnpike (Rt. 60).
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