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Welcome to Lexington ...

Lexington is located in Fayette County<1> and is the County Seat for Fayette County.

Lexington was established in 1775.

Lexington is 960 feet [293 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Lexington lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Lexington is located in the (859) area code.

The ZIP codes for Lexington: 40502-40517, 40522-40524, 40526, 40533, 40536, 40544, 40546, 40550, 40555, 40574-40596<3>

Websites for Lexington ...

Chamber of Commerce:   www.commercelexington.com/

Junior League:   www.lexjrleague.com/

Communities Also Named Lexington ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 42 communities that are also named Lexington - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas (2), California, Georgia, Illinois (2), Indiana (2), Iowa (2), Kansas (4), Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota (2), Mississippi, Missouri (2), Nebraska, New York, North Carolina, Nova Scotia, Ohio (4), Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania (2), South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia (3) and Washington.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Lexington.

Communities near Lexington ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Lexington.

  • Georgetown [Scott County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Georgetown
    • Georgetown [Scott County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the north of Lexington
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 35,847 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Georgetown have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Georgetown
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Georgetown<6>
  • Nicholasville [Jessamine County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nicholasville
    • Nicholasville [Jessamine County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the south of Lexington
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 30,888 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nicholasville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nicholasville<6>
  • Winchester [Clark County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winchester
    • Winchester [Clark County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the east of Lexington
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 18,659 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Winchester have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winchester
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Winchester<6>
  • Paris [Bourbon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paris
    • Paris [Bourbon County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the northeast of Lexington
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,719 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Paris have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paris
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Paris<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Versailles [Woodford County]
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      • Versailles [Woodford County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the west of Lexington
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,308 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Versailles have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Versailles
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Versailles<6>
    • Wilmore [Jessamine County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilmore
      • Wilmore [Jessamine County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the southwest of Lexington
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,343 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilmore
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wilmore<6>
    • Midway [Woodford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Midway
      • Midway [Woodford County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the northwest of Lexington
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,915 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Midway have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Midway
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Midway<6>
    • Stamping Ground [Scott County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stamping Ground
      • Stamping Ground [Scott County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the northwest of Lexington
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 822 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stamping Ground
    • Keene [Jessamine County]
    • Bracktown [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bracktown
      • Bracktown [Fayette County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the northwest of Lexington
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bracktown have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bracktown

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Lexington. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Lexington.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Lexington. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Lexington.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Lexington. Our list includes 155 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Lexington.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Lexington ...

Looking for more information about Lexington? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Lexington, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Lexington.

Adding Lexington to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Lexington in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Lexington was on a map (with an unknown title) dated 1860.

We also found Lexington in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Lexington on our Genealogy Page.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Lexington. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Kentucky: https://kentucky.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Kentucky's counties, including Fayette, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Lexington - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Lexington). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Lexington or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Lexington includes: 40502, 40503, 40504, 40505, 40506, 40507, 40508, 40509, 40510, 40511, 40512, 40513, 40514, 40515, 40516, 40522, 40523, 40526, 40533, 40536, 40544, 40546, 40550, 40555, 40574, 40575, 40576, 40577, 40578, 40579, 40580, 40581, 40582, 40583, 40584, 40585, 40586, 40587, 40588, 40589, 40590, 40591, 40592, 40593, 40594, 40595 & 40596.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Lexington) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Lexington. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from LexingtonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lexington. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.0484, Longitude: -84.5007    
<5>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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