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Lexington in Rockbridge County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Hopkins Green

 
 
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By Bernard Fisher, September 4, 2017
1. Hopkins Green Marker
Inscription.  This public park is part of the original Lot #34 of the Town of Lexington laid out in the spring of 1778. Purchased in 1788 by James Hopkins, this corner remained in the Hopkins family for almost 200 years - until 1984 - when it was deeded to the Historic Lexington Foundation by Matthew White Paxton and Robert Owen Paxton. This gift-purchase and subsequent contributions by hundreds of supporters of HLF have made this park possible.

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Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1778.
 
Location. 37° 47.089′ N, 79° 26.639′ W. Marker is in Lexington, Virginia, in Rockbridge County. Marker is at the intersection of West Nelson Street (U.S. 60) and South Jefferson Street, on the right when traveling east on West Nelson Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 22 W Nelson St, Lexington VA 24450, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Alben W. Barkley (within shouting distance of this marker); Lot One-Lexington (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Alexander-Withrow House, ca. 1793
Hopkins Green image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, September 4, 2017
2. Hopkins Green
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(about 600 feet away); John Chavis (about 700 feet away); Last Home of Traveller (about 800 feet away); The Castle, ca. 1790 (about 800 feet away); "The Castle" (about 800 feet away); Lt. Gen. Thomas Jonathan “Stonewall” Jackson 1824-1863 (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lexington.
 
Also see . . .  Historic Lexington Foundation (HLF). (Submitted on September 6, 2017.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 6, 2017. It was originally submitted on September 6, 2017, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 132 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 6, 2017, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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