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

Stonewall Jackson House

 
 
Stonewall Jackson House Marker image. Click for full size.
June 20, 2010
1. Stonewall Jackson House Marker
Inscription.  Future Confederate Lt. Gen. Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson and his second wife, Mary Anna Morrison, owned a house on Washington Street from 1859 to 1861, while he taught at the Virginia Military Institute. It is the only house he ever owned. A typical Valley I-house built for Cornelius Dorman in 1801, its facade was altered and a stone addition erected before Jackson bought it. In 1907 the Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital opened in the house, and it became a museum in 1954. In the 1970s the Historic Lexington Foundation restored the house to its appearance during Jackson's occupancy. Since 1995 it has been owned by the Stonewall Jackson Foundation.
 
Erected 2000 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number Q 11-a.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkEducationScience & MedicineWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1859.
 
Location. 37° 45.749′ N, 79° 
US Rt 60 (facing west) image. Click for full size.
June 20, 2010
2. US Rt 60 (facing west)
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25.532′ W. Marker is near Lexington, Virginia, in Rockbridge County. Marker is on East Midland Trail (U.S. 60) 0.3 miles west of Wesley Chapel Road (Virginia Route 699), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lexington VA 24450, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Original African American Cemetery (approx. 1.2 miles away); William Henry Ruffner (approx. 1.3 miles away); The Fame of Stonewall Jackson (approx. 1.7 miles away); Lexington (approx. 1.7 miles away); The Sloan House, ca. 1844-45 (approx. 1.7 miles away); Gen. Samuel Houston (approx. 1.7 miles away); Phil "Old Dixie" Nunn (approx. 1.7 miles away); The Castle, ca. 1790 (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lexington.
 
Also see . . .
1. Stonewall Jackson House. Virginia Military Institute (Submitted on June 21, 2010.) 

2. Stonewall Jackson House. National Register of Historic Places (Submitted on June 21, 2010.) 
 
Stonewall Jackson House in Lexington image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, August 21, 2012
3. Stonewall Jackson House in Lexington
Stonewall Jackson House image. Click for full size.
National Register of Historic Places
4. Stonewall Jackson House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 4, 2022. It was originally submitted on June 21, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,382 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 21, 2010.   3. submitted on August 28, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.   4. submitted on June 21, 2010.

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May. 20, 2022