Lexington is a historically agricultural small town with just over 1,100 people and is located about 45 minutes from Austin in Lee County. This friendly town is also home to Snow’s BBQ which was named the Best Barbeque in Texas by June 2008’s issue of Texas Monthly! They are open every Saturday 8 am until sold out! Look for the signs!
James Shaw was one of the earliest settlers in the area. In the late 1830's he sought a land grant in exchange for his military service to the Republic of Texas. Among several titles, he became postmaster for the Post Office established in 1848 when the town was then known as String Prairie. Shaw later changed the name in 1850 after Lexington, Massachusetts. Lexington was settled as a farming and trading town with the economy strongly based on farming and ranching. Over time, the population of the town has fluctuated but its small town charm and friendly Texas appeal still remains.
Parks and Recreation
There are several amenities available in Lexington Memorial Park - A new jogging/walking path, playground equipment, basketball court, volleyball court, restrooms, picnic tables, handicapped parking, small barbeque cookers and a covered pavilion.
Attractions and Activities
The Lexington Log Cabins & Heritage Center is located in the center of town, and contains two circa 1850 log cabins furnished with pioneer furnishings and exhibits. It also features a corncrib which stores 19th century tools and implements. Group tours by appointment are hosted by costumed docents with demonstrations of pioneer crafts.