Lexington County, South Carolina

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Lexington County, South Carolina
Lexington County Courthouse, Lexington, South Carolina.JPG
Lexington County Courthouse
Motto: In God We Trust
Location within South Carolina
Location within South Carolina
Map of the United States highlighting South Carolina
South Carolina's location within the U.S.
Founded1785
Named forBattle of Lexington and Concord
SeatLexington
Largest townLexington
Area
 • Total758 sq mi (1,963 km2)
 • Land699 sq mi (1,810 km2)
 • Water59 sq mi (153 km2), 7.8%
Population (est.)
 • (2017)290,642[1]
 • Density416/sq mi (161/km2)
Congressional district2nd
Time zoneEastern: UTC−5/−4
Websitewww.lex-co.com

Lexington County is a county located in the U.S. state of South Carolina. As of the 2010 U.S. census, 262,391 people lived there,[2] and the 2016 U.S. census estimates, 286,186 people lived there.[1] Its county seat and largest town is Lexington.[3] The county was created in 1785.[4] Its name commemorates the Battle of Lexington in the American Revolutionary War.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "QuickFacts. Lexington County, South Carolina". Census.gov. Retrieved June 26, 2018.
  2. "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 13, 2011. Retrieved March 18, 2015.
  3. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on May 31, 2011. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  4. "South Carolina: Individual County Chronologies". South Carolina Atlas of Historical County Boundaries. The Newberry Library. 2009. Retrieved March 21, 2015.
  5. Barefoot, Daniel W. (1999). Touring South Carolina's Revolutionary War Sites. John F. Blair, Publisher. p. 293.