|— City —|
|Motto: "the central city for southern industry"|
|Henderson County and the state of Tennessee|
|• Mayor||Timothy B. Pierce|
|• Total||11.7 sq mi (30.3 km2)|
|• Land||11.5 sq mi (29.9 km2)|
|• Water||0.2 sq mi (0.4 km2)|
|Elevation||522 ft (159.1 m)|
|Time zone||CST (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||1291101|
Lexington is a city in Henderson County, Tennessee, United States. Lexington is midway between Memphis and Nashville, lying ten miles (16 km) south of Interstate 40, which connects the two cities. The population was 7,473 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Henderson County. Lexington is the birthplace of Sam "The Man" Taylor, a noted saxophonist. Lexington is the barbeque capitol of the country. Lexington has more barbeque restaurants per capita than any other city in the United States. 
The area in and around Lexington was the site of an American Civil War skirmish on December 18, 1862. Union Colonel Robert Ingersoll sent his troops to destroy a bridge over the Beech Creek to disallow Confederate army to move into the area. However, Ingersoll's troops did not destroy the bridge and General Nathan Bedford Forrest's troops headed into Lexington. Forrest's troops overtook the Union soldiers, taking over 140 men, including Colonel Ingersoll, and collected artillery and supplies left behind by Union soldiers who escaped.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 11.7 square miles (30 km2), of which 11.5 square miles (30 km2) is land and 0.2-square-mile (0.52 km2) (1.45%) is water. Lexington is six miles (10 km) south of Natchez Trace State Park.
As of the census of 2010, there were 7,473 people, 3,039 households, and 2,036 families residing in the city. The population density was 640.4 people per square mile (247.4/km²). There were 3,371 housing units at an average density of 292.0 per square mile (112.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 84.50% White, 13.07% African American, 0.14% Native American, 0.26% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.42% from other races, and 1.60% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.18% of the population.
There were 3,039 households out of which 31.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.8% were married couples living together, 14.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.0% were non-families. 30.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 2.88.
In the city the population was spread out with 24.0% under the age of 18, 8.4% from 18 to 24, 28.3% from 25 to 44, 22.3% from 45 to 64, and 17.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 85.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.7 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $29,725, and the median income for a family was $41,429. Males had a median income of $31,558 versus $23,212 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,368. About 10.2% of families and 13.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.9% of those under age 18 and 12.8% of those age 65 or over.
Lexington has one city school system, Lexington City School System. There are two schools: Paul G. Caywood Elementary School and Lexington Middle School.
Arts and culture 
Lexington has one library, the Lexington-Henderson County Everett Horn Public Library. Lexington is also home to the very popular Beech Lake. Lexington has one museum, Beech River Heritage Museum, that holds a variety of historical artifacts of Lexington and Henderson County.
Lexington was the setting of a 1994 episode of The X-Files.
Henderson County Community Hospital is located in and serves the community of Lexington.
Notable natives 
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