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Lexington County was formed in 1804 from the old Orangeburg District. The county name was in honor of the Revolutionary War battle of the same name. (Lexington, Mass.) Granby was the original county seat (just south of where Cayce is now located.) After problems with flooding the county seat was moved in 1820 to present day Lexington.

The town of Lexington is a “descendant” of sorts of the township of Saxe-Gotha which was laid out encompassing most of present day Lexington County. The idea with laying out the Royal Townships was to encourage settlement of the “back country”. The Colonial government of King George II established 11 of these Royal Townships in South Carolina. Of course, one reason as stated was the encouragement of settlement of the back country, but the main motive was to create more of a buffer between the low country plantations and powerful indian tribes to the west.

Two very important indian trails went through what has become Lexington County, Cherokee Path and Occaneechi Path. US Highway 1 roughly follows Occaneechi Path and US 378 approximates the trail of Cherokee Path.

1 mile to the east of Lexington was the location of the Battle of Tarrar Springs in the Revolutionary War (November 16, 1781).

The town suffered tremendous loss of buildings in 1865 under the occupation of forces under the command of Gen. Sherman (Lexington was under control of the army guarding the Western Flank of Shermans troops.) Most businesses and homes, the county jail and courthouse and St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church were all burned.

Lexington County houses the Lexington County Museum which illustrates life around the turn of the 18th century. There are 15 buildings on the property including the Lexington Post Office (first building constructed in Lexington, SC.) The John Fox farmhouse is included in the collection as well. In addition to the buildings there are many items in the collection that would have been common to day to day life in the ante-bellum era.

Lexington County SCGenweb site

Lexington County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 1442
Lexington, SC 29072

Lexington County Courthouse
212 S. Lake Drive
County Courthouse
Lexington, SC 29072

Census

1850 Federal Census Index – by last name only

Cemeteries

USGS listing of cemeteries in Lexington County.

Cemetery Transcriptions

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Cities and towns of Lexington County:

Barr
Batesburg
Batesburg-Leesville
Cayce
Cayce-West Columbia
Chapin
Columbia
Columbia AMF
Delmar
Dixiana
Edmund
Fairview Crossroads
Gaston
Gilbert
Harbison
Holtson Crossroads
Kathwood
Kneece
Lake Murray
Lake Murray Shores
Leesville
Lexington (County Seat)
Macedon
New Holland Crossroads
Pelion
Pineridge
Red Bank
Saluda Gardens
Saluda Terrace
Samaria
South Congaree
Springdale
Steedman
Summerland
Summit
Swansea
Thor
West Columbia
Westover Acres

News related to Lexington County, SC

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2 charged in fatal shooting of 22-year-old in Lexington County – The State


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2 charged in fatal shooting of 22-year-old in Lexington County
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LEXINGTON COUNTY, SC — Two men believed to be responsible for the shooting death of 22-year-old Adam Berry whose remains were found in a burned truck in North have been arrested, according to Lexington County Sheriff's Department officials.
Arrests Made in Death of 22-year-old West Columbia ManWLTX.com
2 arrested in case of burned body in NorthThe Times and Democrat
2 arrested in death of 22-year-old West Columbia manWMBF

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Editorial: Voter turnout for the Lexington County, SC, sheriff’s election was … – The State


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Editorial: Voter turnout for the Lexington County, SC, sheriff's election was
The State
The result is that the few decided for the many that Jay Koon will be the next sheriff of Lexington County. He faces no opposition in the April 21 special election. As we noted in our endorsement, we believe that Mr. Koon has the leadership skills and …




Name ban on buildings divides Lexington County leaders – MyrtleBeachOnline.com


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Name ban on buildings divides Lexington County leaders
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LEXINGTON COUNTY SC — Lexington County Council members split Tuesday on a proposal to make it more difficult for public facilities to be named for anyone. The impasse came after some council members said relatives of the late Harry Harman want the …

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Sheriff warns of scam targeting elderly in Lexington County – The State


The State
Sheriff warns of scam targeting elderly in Lexington County
The State
LEXINGTON COUNTY, SC — Scam artists know how to target people's weak points. The latest fraud detected in Lexington County takes advantage of the elderly's love for their grandkids, the sheriff's department said in a news release. A 75-year-old …
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Some water customers in Lexington County advised to boil water – The State


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Some water customers in Lexington County advised to boil water
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LEXINGTON COUNTY, SC — A broken 8-inch water main has prompted Columbia water authorities to issue a boil water alert for some residents of Lexington County. Residents on Hilton Glen Court are advised to vigorously boil any water used for …

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One dead following four-vehicle collision in Lexington County – The State


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One dead following four-vehicle collision in Lexington County
The State
LEXINGTON COUNTY, SC One man is facing multiple felony DUI charges following a four-vehicle collision in Lexington County that left one motorist dead Saturday evening. Alvin Thomas, 35, is facing four counts of felony DUI and one count of
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