The city of Lexington is the county seat of Oglethorpe County, Georgia. The population was 239 at the 2000 census.

Lexington is home to Shaking Rock Park.

Lexington was founded in 1800. That same year, the seat of Oglethorpe County was transferred to Lexington from Philomath. Lexington was incorporated as a town in 1806, and is named for Lexington, Massachusetts.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.5 square miles, all of it land.

Here is some more information from the official Lexington city website

Lexington is a beautiful small city, which has fortunately retained much of its architectural heritage. It is filled with many historic homes and churches, a wide range of businesses, and a lovely park. The city has also maintained a pleasant rural atmosphere, with spacious lots, large trees, expansive pastures, unspoiled woodlands, grassy church yards and other unspoiled open spaces.

In architecture, history and surroundings, Lexington is considered one of the finest extant examples of a typical 19th century county seat town in Georgia. A large portion of the city makes up the Lexington Historic District, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

 

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