Introduction to Lexington, Tennessee
Lexington is the county seat of Henderson County. The city was named after Lexington, Massachusetts, the site of the first battle of the Revolutionary War. Henderson County was created in 1821 by an act of the state of Tennessee’s legislature. The county was named in honor of Colonel James Henderson. The city of Lexington was officially incorporated in 1824. The first railway line entered the area in the late 1800s.
Lexington and nearby Attractions
- Ames Plantation
- Pinson Mounds State Archaeological Park
- Beech River Heritage Museum
- Shiloh National Military Park
- Big Hill Pond State Park
- Casey Jones Home and Railroad Museum
Things To Do In Lexington
Shopping centers of the city include the Beechlake Shopping Center and the Eastgate Shopping Center. The J. P. Coleman State Park, Mousetail Landing State Park and the Natchez Trace Resort State Park are all in the area. The First United Methodist Church, the Broad Street Church of Christ and the Stringtown Church are the local houses of worship. The city hosts the Henderson County Fair every September.
Franklin Wilkins Airport is the nearest airport.
Lexington Higher Education
Murray State University, Union University and the University of North Alabama are all nearby.