Lexington (Independent City), Virginia Genealogy

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

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]

Virginia, Lexington Independent City.png

For additional records, see Rockbridge County.

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries of Lexington (Independent City), Virginia online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
Tombstone Transcriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the City
  • FindAGrave Clinking on Place Name (without the word "cemetery") may list more.
See Virginia Cemeteries for more information.

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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for more resources

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]

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