Place:Lexington, Virginia, United States

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NameLexington
Alt namesLexington Citysource: Getty Vocabulary Program
Lexington Independent Citysource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeIndependent City
Coordinates37.783°N 79.445°W
Located inVirginia, United States
See alsoRockbridge, Virginia, United Statessurrounding county
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Lexington is an independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 7,042. It is the county seat of Rockbridge County, although the two are separate jurisdictions. The Bureau of Economic Analysis combines the city of Lexington (along with nearby Buena Vista) with Rockbridge County for statistical purposes. Lexington is about 55 minutes east of the West Virginia border and is about 50 miles north of Roanoke, Virginia. It was first settled in 1777.

Lexington is the location of the Washington and Lee University (W&L) and Virginia Military Institute (VMI).

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