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.
Geographic Location: Lexington
Physical Description of Location: Lexington, VA 24450. Located on North Jefferson Street (Hwy 11), 0.6 miles southwest of the intersection of North Jefferson Street (Hwy 11) and Lee Hwy (Hwy 11). Marker is on the right when traveling southwest on North Jefferson Street (Hwy 11).
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