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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.

People

Total Population 7,802
Male Share of the Population 48.9%
Female Share of the Population 51.1%
Senior Citizens 15.7%
Employed Population 16+ 2,971
Age of the Population 41

Families

% of people married 49.2%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 16.8%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $53,725
% Above Poverty Level 79.2%
% Below Poverty Level 20.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.2%
% Using Public Transportation 0.6%

Housing

People Living Alone 27.2%
Median Gross Rent $562
Median House Value $113,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 28.1%
US/American 0%
English 9.4%
Irish 8.1%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Lexington Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 23 miles E of Jackson, Tennessee (center to center)
Nearest Large City 96 miles W of Nashville, Tennessee
County Henderson
Standard Zip Codes 38351
Phone Area Codes 731
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 35.65
Longitude -88.393

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)

Station LEXINGTON
Distance 0.4 miles
Jan Temp 27 to 47 F
Apr Temp 46 to 72 F
Jul Temp 69 to 91 F
Oct Temp 47 to 73 F
Annual Precip 50.9 inches
Station HUNTINGDON WATER PLANT
Distance 24.2 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 43 F
Apr Temp 44 to 68 F
Jul Temp 66 to 88 F
Oct Temp 43 to 70 F
Annual Precip 54.7 inches
Station LINDEN 2
Distance 31.5 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 49 F
Apr Temp 43 to 73 F
Jul Temp 66 to 91 F
Oct Temp 43 to 74 F
Annual Precip 57.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Clarksburg 395 $59,531
Decaturville 983 $32,375
Milledgeville 204 $36,250
Parsons 2,542 $39,286
Sardis 460 $50,625
Scotts Hill 825 $36,250

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Lexington Public Libraries

Library
Everett Horn Public Library
702 WEST CHURCH STREET
Lexington, Tennessee
(901) 968-3239

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Lexington Hospitals

HENDERSON COUNTY COMMUNITY HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
200 W CHURCH ST
(731) 968-3646
Emergency Service: Yes

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LEXINGTON HIGH SCHOOL
284 WHITE ST
731-968-2961
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680 EAST CHURCH
731-967-9527
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