Lexington County, South Carolina

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Lexington County
Lexington County Courthouse
Lexington County Courthouse
Motto(s): 
In God We Trust
Map of South Carolina highlighting Lexington County
Location within the U.S. state of South Carolina
Map of the United States highlighting South Carolina
South Carolina's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 33°54′N 81°16′W / 33.9°N 81.27°W / 33.9; -81.27
Country United States
State South Carolina
Founded1785
Named forBattle of Lexington and Concord
SeatLexington
Largest townLexington
Area
 • Total758 sq mi (1,960 km2)
 • Land699 sq mi (1,810 km2)
 • Water59 sq mi (150 km2)  7.8%%
Population
 • Estimate 
(2017)
290,642[1]
 • Density416/sq mi (161/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional district2nd
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. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  3. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on May 31, 2011. Retrieved 2011-06-07. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  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.