DescriptionFormed in 1785, Lexington was named for the Massachusetts town where the first battle of the Revolutionary War was fought. However, this Lexington was not as quick to embrace the Patriot cause. The area's population, largely of German descent, was loyal to England's German king George III and his Lutheran queen, Charlotte Sophia. The settlers finally did join their fellow colonists late in the war.
Visitor InfoGreater Lexington Chamber and Visitors Center 311 W. Main St. LEXINGTON, SC 29072. Phone:(803)359-6113
Things to SeeLexington County Museum Complex