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Welcome to Lexington ...

The city of Lexington is located in Holmes County<1> and is the County Seat for Holmes County.

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.

  • Durant [Holmes County]
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    • Durant [Holmes County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the east of Lexington
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,262 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Durant
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Durant<5>
  • Tchula [Holmes County]
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    • Tchula [Holmes County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the northwest of Lexington
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,929 people
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  • Goodman [Holmes County]
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    • Goodman [Holmes County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the southeast of Lexington
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,164 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Goodman have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goodman
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Goodman<5>
  • Pickens [Holmes County]
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    • Pickens [Holmes County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the south of Lexington
    • Estimated population in 2019: 995 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pickens have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pickens<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Cruger [Holmes County]
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      • Cruger [Holmes County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the northwest of Lexington
      • Estimated population in 2019: 336 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cruger have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • West [Holmes County]
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      • West [Holmes County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the east of Lexington
      • Estimated population in 2019: 149 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West<5>
    • Sallis [Attala County]
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      • Sallis [Attala County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the east of Lexington
      • Estimated population in 2019: 128 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sallis have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sallis
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sallis<5>
    • Eden [Yazoo County]
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      • Eden [Yazoo County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the southwest of Lexington
      • Estimated population in 2019: 121 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eden have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eden
    • Jones Crossing [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jones Crossing
      • Jones Crossing [Holmes County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the west of Lexington
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jones Crossing
    • Gwin [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gwin
      • Gwin [Holmes County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the west of Lexington
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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.

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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 Mississippi: https://www.ms.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Mississippi's counties, including Holmes, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Lexington.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Lexington - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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 for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Lexington

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lexington. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.1132, Longitude: -90.0528    
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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