|Etymology: Likely from Laxton, Nottinghamshire|
Birthplace of American Liberty
"What a Glorious Morning for America!"
|• Type||Representative town meeting|
|• Total||42.8 km2 (16.5 sq mi)|
|• Land||42.5 km2 (16.4 sq mi)|
|• Water||0.4 km2 (0.1 sq mi)|
|Elevation||64 m (210 ft)|
|• Density||790/km2 (2,000/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (Eastern)|
02420 / 02421
|Area code(s)||339 / 781|
|GNIS feature ID||0619401|
Lexington is a city in the U.S. state of Massachusetts. Its population in the 2010 census was 31,394. It is famous for being the place where the American Revolutionary War began, with the Battle of Lexington on April 19, 1775.