A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Welcome to Lexington ...
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Lexington has a population of 1,453 people<2> (see below for details).
We don't have a date for the establishment of Lexington.
Lexington is 230 feet [70 m] above sea level.<3>.
Time Zone: Lexington lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time
Lexington lies within the (662) area code.
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Lexington had an population of 1,453 people. This is a decrease of 16.06% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 28.25% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Lexington had a population of 1,731 people (or 9.02% of the total population of Holmes County). This makes Lexington the county's 3rd most populous community.
The population of Lexington represents 0.06% of the total population of Mississippi (which has 2,967,297 people), making it the state's 121st most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 1,731 people, the population of Lexington decreased 14.52% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 2,025 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Lexington.
Adding Lexington to Our Gazetteer ...
As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.
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, we also found mention of Lexington elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Lexington on our Genealogy Page.
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), Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota (2), 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.
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 12 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.
Other Roadside Stops ...
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.
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This page was last modified: 02 Mar 2021