Lexington (Independent City), Virginia Genealogy

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United States
Virginia
Lexington (Independent City)
Lexington, Virginia
—  Independent City  —
Location in Virginia
Founded 1778
Website www.ci.lexington.va.us

County Information

Description

The City of Lexington is located in the Western portion of the Commonwealth of Virginia and was named in honor of the first great battle of the Revolutionary War, the battle of Lexington, Massachusetts, which had occurred three years earlier[1].

Courthouse

For additional records, see Rockbridge County.

History

Parent County

1778 -- Lexington was created in 1778 from Rockbridge County. [2]

Resources

Maps

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Military Records

Civil War

Civil War records for Lexington were kept by the city.

Newspapers

  • 1801-1805 - Rockbridge Repository (Lexington, Va.) at Genealogy Bank ($).

Occupations

  • Cutten, George Barton. The Silversmiths of Virginia (together with Watchmakers and Jewelers) from 1694 to 1850. Richmond, Va.: The Dietz Press, Incorporated, 1952. Available at FHL. [Includes a section on Lexington silversmiths.]

Websites

References

  1. http://www.lexva.com/lexhistory.htm
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).