Welcome to the classical, and oh so southern, campus of Washington and Lee University. It truly is beautiful, and on a day as lovely as this, one could definitely imagine living here.Washington and Lee wasn't always Washington and Lee, it began as Augusta Academy and later was known as Liberty Hall Academy. It wasn't until a certain first president of the United States gave the financially troubled school a generous donation in the form of stock that it was renamed after George Washington. Then, after a brief five years as president of the college, former General Robert E. Lee died in 1870 and the school was once again renamed, thus becoming Washington and Lee University.
|Lee Chapel, where General Robert E. Lee, his wife, their seven children, and the Generals father are all buried. Lee's horse, traveler, is buried on the grounds. The chapel and the row of buildings across from it are all National Historic Landmarks.|
|If for some crazy reason you're just not in the mood for fried chicken (what is wrong with you?) Braxton says the meat loaf is excellent as well.|
I will eventually do a post on Lexington. The photos I took on this trip do not do justice to this adorable town.