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Lexington, Virginia

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Welcome to Lexington ...

The location of Lexington has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Lexington has a population of 7,136 people<2> (see below for details).

The city of Lexington is 1,480 feet [451 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The area code for Lexington: (540)

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Lexington had a population of 7,042 people.

The population of Lexington represents 0.09% of the total population of Virginia (which has 8,001,024 people), making it the state's 51st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 7,042 people, the population of Lexington increased 2.55% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 6,867 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Lexington had an population of 7,136 people. This is an increase of 1.33% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 3.92% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Lexington.

Communities Also Named Lexington ...

While we believe that this Lexington is located in , we know of another 2 Virginia communities named Lexington. Those communities are located in the following : Albemarle and Rockbridge County.

Beyond Virginia, 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), Mississippi, Missouri (2), Nebraska, New York, North Carolina, Nova Scotia, Ohio (4), Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania (2), South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Washington.

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

Websites for Lexington ...

Official Website:

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Lexington. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Lexington. Our list includes 34 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper 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.

Communities near Lexington ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Buena Vista   [Map]

Lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the Southeast (SE) of Lexington

Located in Buena Vista City

Clifton Forge   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the West (W) of Lexington

Located in Alleghany County

Glasgow   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the South (S) of Lexington

Located in Rockbridge County

Goshen   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the North (N) of Lexington

Located in Rockbridge County

Iron Gate   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the West (W) of Lexington

Located in Alleghany County

Marlbrook   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the Northeast (NE) of Lexington

Located in Rockbridge County

Millboro   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the Northwest (NW) of Lexington

Located in Bath County

Forks of Buffalo   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the Southeast (SE) of Lexington

Located in Amherst County

Newport   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the Northeast (NE) of Lexington

Located in Augusta County

Yost   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the North (N) of Lexington

Located in Bath County

To learn more about neighboring communities, please visit the Nearby Page for Lexington.

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Footnotes ...

<1>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.
<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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line 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 Lexington

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lexington. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.7840, Longitude: -79.4928     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Lexington have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






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