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There is more than one place called Lexington:

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  1. Lexington was one of the first of what would be many American places named after Lexington, Massachusetts, known for being the place at which the first shot was fired in the American Revolution.
  2. In the fall of 2004, director Steven Spielberg and Tom Cruise filmed scenes for War of the Worlds in Lexington.
  3. Pat Robertson, founder and chairman of Christian Broadcasting Network, was born in Lexington.
  4. Robert Edward Lee, an American general known for commanding the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia in the American Civil War from 1862 until his surrender in 1865, together with his family, are all buried the crypt of the Lee Chapel at Washington and Lee University in Lexington.
  5. Stonewall Jackson, a Confederate general during the American Civil War and the best-known Confederate commander after General Robert E. Lee, is buried at the Stonewall Jackson Memorial Cemeteryin Lexington.

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