Introduction to Lexington, Nebraska
Named after the crucial Revolutionary War battle at Lexington, Massachusetts, the city is located on the Platte River. Lexington began as a frontier trading post in the 1860’s and was an important stop for the Pony Express. The city is the county seat of Dawson County, which was founded in 1860. The city was originally named Plum Creek, but Lexington adopted its present name in 1889.
Lexington and nearby Attractions
- Dawson County Historical Museum
- Johnson Lake State Recreation Area
- Heartland Museum of Military Vehicles
- Sandy Channel State Recreation Area
Things To Do In Lexington
Lexington provides easy access to the Johnson Lake State Recreation Area and the Sandy Channel State Recreation Area. Sites along the Oregon Trail are also nearby. The Dawson County Historic Museum and the Heartland Museum of Military Vehicles provide glimpses into the city’s past. Lexington celebrates festivals such as the Dawson County Fair and the Plum Creek Rodeo every year.
Air transportation is available from Kearney Municipal Airport.
Lexington Higher Education
Higher education can be pursued at the University of Nebraska, Fort Hays State University or at Central Community College.