Stonewall Jackson Hospital |
Lexington is located in Rockbridge County
40 miles NW of Lynchburg
along Highway 11 near the George Washington National Forest
in the Central Region
of the state. Restored downtown Lexington includes the Alexander-Withrow House, one of the few buildings that survived the 1796 fire that raged through town; Lawyers' Row and Court House Square were laid out as part of the original town in 1778. Of scenic interest is Goshen Pass Natural Area, 15 miles northwest on Hwy 39. Here the southwest face of Little North Mountain drops sharply from 3,600 feet to the Maury River, about 1,800 feet below. Rhododendrons, mountain laurel, pines and dogwoods grow profusely along the river and the surrounding mountains; Stagecoach Pass is enjoyed for its recreational acitivities. The 7-mile Chessie Nature Trail is between Lexington and Buena Vista.
History Virginia Military Institute Museum |
Motels, Hotels and Resorts Maple Hall Country Inn |
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12/17 Coming to The area
West Virginia Strawberry Festival Buckhannon WV May15-19 The Festival is a unique, traditional celebration to promote the strawberry harvest. Enthusiastic volunteers provide good, family style entertainment that offers exciting educational and cultural events for everyone.
Virginia Pork Festival Emporia VA June12 The Virginia Pork Festival is one of the East Coast's largest food festivals, combines outstanding pork dishes with continuous live music from multiple stages.
Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival Harrisonburg VA June9-16 The Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival is a week-long summer music festival devoted to promoting an appreciation and understanding of the music of Bach and a featured composer, country, era or people.
Appalachian Festival Beckley WV August23-25 The 17th Annual Appalachian Festival is three big days packed with arts, crafts, entertainment, music, food and fun!
Golden Delicious Festival Clay WV August30-September1 The Golden Delicious is the State Fruit of West Virginia. Clay County is the birthplace of the golden delicious. Antique Car Show, Art Auction Baking Contest,
5K Run/Walk, Golf Tournament.