Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.
For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.
Lexington, the seat for Rockbridge County, is situated in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley within minutes of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Main Street is part of Route 11the Valley Pike/Great Roadand the architecture downtown looks much as it did in the 19th century. Lexington is home to Washington and Lee University and Virginia Military Institute. It is also the final resting place for Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson and Robert E. Lee, as well as their horses. Within a few blocks, one visits the Stonewall Jackson House, Lee Chapel Museum, the VMI Museum, and the George C. Marshall Library Museum.
About the Author
Sharon Ritenour Stevens is the associate editor of the multivolume documentary edition The Papers of George Catlett Marshall, published by Johns Hopkins University Press. A 20th-century historian, Stevens specializes in the era of George C. Marshall and the early years of the U.S. Women's Army Corps. She edited volume 9 of Proceedings of the Rockbridge Historical Society. Alice Trump Williams taught mathematics at Lexington High School, Southern Seminary Junior College, and James Madison University before serving as a research fellow at University College, Oxford. She studied administration at the University of Virginia and was director of the Rockbridge Historical Society for eight years before retiring in 2002.