Introduction to Lexington, North Carolina
Lexington, North Carolina, in Davidson county, is 16 miles SW of High Point, North Carolina (center to center) and 53 miles NE of Charlotte, North Carolina.The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Greensboro - - Winston - Salem - - High Point metropolitan area. Lexington contains a population of approximately 19,953.
Lexington was settled in 1775 by the Europeans. It was named after Lexington, Massachusetts, the site of the first battle of the American Revolutionary War. The city was officially incorporated in 1828. The city's economy largely depended on the textile and furniture manufacturing industries until the late 1990s. The city is also known as the Barbecue Capital of the World.
Lexington and nearby Attractions
- Davidson County Historic Museum
- Tanglewood Park
- Rowan Museum
- Guilford Courthouse National Military Park
- North Carolina Transportation Museum
- Historic Bethabara Park
Things To Do In Lexington
There are several parks and playgrounds in Lexington including the Raleigh Road Park, East Fourth Street Park, Fox Avenue Park, Beverly Street Park, Radcliff Park, Finch Park, and Washington Park. One can also visit the Topper Bird Ranch. Golf lovers can spend their leisure time at the Lexington Municipal Golf Course. Visitors can also enjoy shopping at the Woodbriar Plaza Shopping Center, Piedmont Plaza Shopping Center, Norlex Shopping Center, Lexington Shopping Center, and Davidson Plaza Shopping Center.
The nearest airport is Smith Reynolds Airport.
Lexington Higher Education
Davidson County Community College lies within the city. Winston-Salem State University, High Point University, Forsyth Technical Community College, and several other colleges and universities also provide higher educational facilities.