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Virginia Military Institute Historic District

Lexington (Independent City), Virginia
County of Lexington.
National Register Number: 74002219
Resource type: District.
Property type: Education - college.
Certified Local Government: NO
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Current use/information: College Campus.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - May 30, 1974):
The first State-supported military college, VMI was formally organized in 1839. Often called the "West Point of the South", the institute provided leaders for the Confederate Army, including "Stonewall" Jackson, and for the two World Wars, including George C. Marshall.


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