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Lexington (Independent City), Virginia Genealogy

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Lexington, Virginia
—  Independent City  —
Location in Virginia
Founded 1778

County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

For additional records, see Rockbridge County.

History[edit | edit source]

Parent County[edit | edit source]

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

Resources[edit | edit source]

Maps[edit | edit source]

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Military Records[edit | edit source]

Civil War[edit | edit source]

Civil War records for Lexington were kept by the city.

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

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

Occupations[edit | edit source]

  • 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[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).