Lexington, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Founding of Kappa Alpha Order
Erected 2014 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number I-30.)
Location. 37° 47.317′ N, 79° 26.932′ W. Marker is in Lexington, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of West Nelson Street (U.S. 60) and Liberty Hall Road, on the right when traveling north on West Nelson Street. 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 Liberty Hall Academy Ruins (approx. ¼ mile away); Last Home of Traveller (approx. ¼ mile away); Liberty Hall Academy (approx. 0.3 miles away); John Chavis (approx. 0.3 miles away); Lee-Jackson House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Morris House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Alben W. Barkley (approx. 0.3 miles away); Cyrus Hall McCormick (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lexington.
Also see . . . . “However, the school’s trustees were determined to save their desperate college. On August 4, 1865, they met to discuss applying for a loan and the prospects for the college’s presidency. At that meeting, a board member rose and said that he had heard that General Lee was looking for a position that would allow him to earn a living for his family. The trustees immediately elected Lee as president – contingent on his acceptance, of course. They offered him an annual salary of $1,500, and the use of a house and garden and a small percentage of the tuition. Everyone in the country knew that Lee could lead soldiers, but few remembered that he also had served as superintendent of the United States Military Academy at West Point. For Lee, the position in tiny Lexington was an opportunity to lead his people, not into battle, but into recovery. On August 31, (Submitted on July 5, 2017.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 5, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 5, 2017, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 122 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 5, 2017, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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