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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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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.
 
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 (about 600 feet away); John Chavis (about 700 feet away); Last Home of Traveller (about 800
Hopkins Green image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, September 4, 2017
2. Hopkins Green
feet away); Lt. Gen. Thomas Jonathan “Stonewall” Jackson 1824-1863 (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Stonewall Jackson House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Jackson's Garden (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.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 6, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 6, 2017, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 55 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 6, 2017, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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