Lexington is a city in Henderson County, Tennessee, United States. Lexington is midway between Memphis and Nashville, lying ten miles (16 km) south of Interstate 40, which connects the two cities. The population was 7,473 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Henderson County. Lexington is the birthplace of Sam "The Man" Taylor, a noted saxophonist.
Motto: "the central city for southern industry"
The area in and around Lexington was the site of a American Civil War skirmish on December 18, 1862. Union Colonel Robert Ingersoll sent his troops to destroy a bridge over the Beech Creek to disallow Confederate army to move into the area. However, Ingersoll's troops did not destroy the bridge and General Nathan Bedford Forrest's troops headed into Lexington. Forrest's troops overtook the Union soldiers, taking over 140 men, including Colonel Ingersoll, and collected artillery and supplies left behind by Union soldiers who escaped.
Arts and Culture
Lexington has one library, the Lexington-Henderson County Everett Horn Public Library. Lexington is also home to the very popular Beech Lake.
Henderson County Community Hospital is located in and serves the community of Lexington.
Buddy Cannon, record producer
Tonya Mitchell, recording artist