Collier's New Encyclopedia (1921)/Lexington (Va.)

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LEXINGTON, a city and county-seat of Rockridge co., Va.; on James river, and the Baltimore and Ohio, and the Chesapeake and Ohio railroads; 48 miles W. of Lynchburg. It is the seat of Washington and Lee University and the Virginia Military school; is engaged in agriculture and has deposits of sulphur ore, electric light plant, waterworks supplied by mountain streams, and National and State banks.