Lexington is an independent city within Rockbridge County in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The population at the time of the 2000 cencus was 6,867. Lexington is located in the western central portion of the Commonwealth.
It is home to Washington and Lee University and Virginia Military Institute and is the county seat of Rockbridge County. The area is steeped in history. Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson are buried here. Sam Houston, 19th century statesman, politician and soldier was born here.
Today, Lexington’s primary economic activity stems from higher education and tourism. Lexington is host to W&L and VMI, and with its various connections to the Civil War Lexington attracts visitors from around the country.