Lexington was formed in 1785 and named for the first battle of the Revolutionary War (Lexington, Mass.). It was originally called Saxe Gotha, because many of the original settlers were Swiss. It was an original frontier outpost established as the front line of defense for Charleston against the Cherokees, along with several other towns on Carolina’s rivers.
With a rich historical background and promises of a strong future, Lexington County provides a diverse community, endless economic opportunities and prosperous growth. Located in the Midlands of South Carolina, Lexington County is known as one of the fastest growing areas in the state and region. As a leader in business and industry, Lexington County provides an outstanding quality of life with a low cost of living. Featuring a temperate climate, convenient location and access to Lake Murray, Lexington County offers exceptional recreational and residential opportunities.