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The mission of Historic Lexington Foundation is to preserve, interpret, and present the historical heritage and fabric of Rockbridge County, Virginia.

Historic Lexington Foundation (HLF) is a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization that promotes and assists in preserving the rich architectural and historic resources of Rockbridge County, Virginia. Incorporated in 1966, HLF vigorously continues this mission. The video includes some of our activities and  accomplishments.

Withrow House

Architectural Preservation

To preserving the unmatched heritage of Rockbridge County, Lexington and Buena Vista in particular, their distinguished buildings and rich architectural heritage has always been our overarching purpose, and we strive to have a major, lasting and tangible impact. 


Cemetery Preservation

Preservation work begun in the summer of 2022 at historic Falling Spring Presbyterian Church Cemetery continued in 2023, by collaborating with Hamric Memorials. It is the resting site of four Revolutionary War soldiers, two from the War of 1812, thirty Confederate soldiers, and those from World War I and II. 

School house

Historic Schools

HLF strongly supports sites and programs associated with the history of public education in the county, notably, the c.1823 Hamilton School in southwest Rockbridge and the c. 1915 Buena Vista Colored School, both now abandoned.

Slave dwelling

Slave Dwellings

Historic Lexington Foundation has begun to document slave dwellings in Rockbridge County as part of an effort to encourage their preservation.

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