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Overview

Introduction to Lexington, Tennessee

Lexington, Tennessee, in Henderson county, is 23 miles E of Jackson, Tennessee and 96 miles W of Nashville, Tennessee.

Lexington History

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.

Lexington Transportation

Franklin Wilkins Airport is the nearest airport.

Lexington Higher Education

Murray State University, Union University and the University of North Alabama are all nearby.

Demographics

People

Total Population7,796
Male Share of the Population49.1%
Female Share of the Population50.9%
Senior Citizens14.1%
Employed Population 16+3,163
Age of the Population34

Families

% of people married49.7%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher16.7%
Median Earnings25+$29,329
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$16,323
Median Earnings With High School Degree$23,432

Wealth

Median Family Income$54,531
% Above Poverty Level75.5%
% Below Poverty Level24.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time26 minutes
% Working from Home5.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work2%
% Using Public Transportation0.6%

Housing

People Living Alone27.7%
Median Gross Rent$602
Median House Value$112,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)25.9%
English8.1%
Irish7.5%
German4.4%
Italian4%
African2.6%
French Except Basque1.3%
Scottish1.2%
Welsh0.8%
Dutch0.3%
Swedish0.2%
Croatian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
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Lexington Almanac

CategoryValue
County Henderson County
Standard Zip Codes38351
Phone Area Codes731
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude35.65
Approximate Longitude-88.39

Lexington Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationLEXINGTON
Distance0.4 miles
Jan Temp27 to 47 F
Apr Temp46 to 72 F
Jul Temp69 to 91 F
Oct Temp47 to 73 F
Annual Precip50.9 inches
StationHUNTINGDON WATER PLANT
Distance24.2 miles
Jan Temp24 to 43 F
Apr Temp44 to 68 F
Jul Temp66 to 88 F
Oct Temp43 to 70 F
Annual Precip54.7 inches
StationLINDEN 2
Distance31.5 miles
Jan Temp24 to 49 F
Apr Temp43 to 73 F
Jul Temp66 to 91 F
Oct Temp43 to 74 F
Annual Precip57.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Clarksburg431$69,583
Decaturville978$41,513
Milledgeville237$36,042
Parsons2,603$41,756
Sardis419$50,625
Scotts Hill922$41,450

Lexington Public Libraries

Everett Horn Public Library
702 WEST CHURCH STREET
Lexington, Tennessee
(731) 968-3239

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Lexington Hospitals

Henderson County Community Hospital
(Proprietary)
200 West Church Street
(731) 968-1801

Lexington Public Schools

Bargerton Elementary
6141 Poplar Springs/bargerton
ZIP: 38351
(731) 968-7484
Primary
Total Enrollment 304
Lexington High School
284 White St
ZIP: 38351
(731) 968-2961
Other
Total Enrollment 941
Lexington Middle School
112 Airways
ZIP: 38351
(731) 968-8457
Middle
Total Enrollment 286
Paul G. Caywood Elementary
162 Monroe Av
ZIP: 38351
(731) 968-8457
Primary
Total Enrollment 725
Pin Oak Elementary
19925 Hwy 412 East
ZIP: 38351
(731) 968-7341
Primary
Total Enrollment 400
South Haven Elementary
5455 Highway 22 A
ZIP: 38351
(731) 968-6890
Primary
Total Enrollment 304

Lexington Private Schools

Lexington Christian Academy
175 Natchez Trace Dr
ZIP: 38351
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 38
Lexington Montessori Center
67b W Church St
ZIP: 38351
Elementary
Total Enrollment 4
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