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Lexington is located in Lexington County, of which it is the county seat. The town is situated west of Columbia in central South Carolina.

The Town of Lexington had its beginning on January 24, 1820 with the purchase of two acres of land. The Town of Lexington grew up around the courthouse and was indeed called "Lexington Court House" until 1900. Most of the town's early settlers were descendants of older area families mostly of German ancestry. A municipal charter was issued on January 28, 1861. After World War II Lexington expanded into a thriving business and political center for Lexington County.

Lexington is well known for the 45-mile long Lake Murray with more than 500 miles of shoreline and some of the best fishing in the country. Lexington boasts excellent schools, theaters, and museums.

There is also a Lexington, Kentucky.

Lexington is part of the Columbia, South Carolina metro area.

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Colleton County Rice Festival Walterboro SC April26-28 Rice Run-Walk, Dog Show, Open Car Show. Performance by Common Ground.
Sacred Heart Garden Festival Augusta GA April26-28 Historic Sacred Heart Cultural Center in downtown Augusta, GA will be the focus for classic southern gardening during its annual garden festival. Join us as we celebrate the advent of spring and raise funds to support the magnificent sacred heart cultural center.
Spoleto Festival Charleston SC May24-June9 Spoleto Festival has firmly established itself as one of the world’s major arts festivals and as one of the most significant arts organizations in the Southeast.
Impulse Music and Arts Festival Union Point GA June6-9 Impulse Festival will be 3 days of camping in the woods (fires allowed!), massive art installations,the loudest possible sound system and the most amazing light show! All ages are welcome to attend.
John Blue Cotton Festival Laurinburg NC October12-13 Performances on an outdoor stage,vendor area with beautifully displayed crafts, clothing, and artwork, and wonderful food prepared by all of the food vendors.