Located in the
heart of North Carolina's Piedmont section, featuring a small town atmosphere,
surrounded by a countryside of lush rolling hills. ·
Located at the
intersections of interstate highways and two major state roads.
to other Triad area cities and attractions. ·
21 miles south
of Winston-Salem on US Hwy 52
32 miles south of Greensboro on Business I-85
59 miles north of Charlotte on Business I-85
19 miles east of Mocksville on US 64
24 miles west of Asheboro on US 64
95 miles west of Raleigh on I-85
90 minutes from the mountains
9 miles from High Rock Lake
4 hours from North and South Carolina beaches
Carolina is a furniture and textile center also known for its famous
"Lexington Style" barbecue. Located in the heart of the Piedmont, it
is 21 miles south of Winston Salem and 32 miles west of Greensboro in
one of the most beautiful counties in the state.
The nearest commercial
airport in the area is the Piedmont Triad International Airport in Greensboro…30
minutes, 25 miles.
The county's largest
lake, High Rock Lake fed by the Yadkin River, features 365 miles of
shoreline dotted with homes and cottages. Indian artifacts can still
be found along its banks. In the past few years, the 15,000-acre lake
often has been the site of the BASS Master's Classic, the world's most
prestigious fishing tournament.
Formation of Davidson
the population of Rowan County increased, people were forced to settle
further and frther from the county seat. In order to remedy this problem,
Davidson County was formed from Rowan on December 9, 1822. It was named
for General William Lee Davidson, a hero of the Revolution who was killed
in the battle of Cowan's Ford.
Bob Timberlake is
an internationally known realist painter from Lexington, North Carolina.
Timberlake began painting professionally in 1970 at the encouragement
of Andrew Wyeth. Although he received no formal art education or training,
his work is best known for its intricate attention to color and detail.
His depiction of the simple life in his native North Carolina home has
endeared his work to millions of admirers around the world.
of NASCAR Winston Cup racing can be found at the Richard Childress Racing
Museum in Welcome, North Carolina. View many of RCR's greatest race
cars along with famous machines from Indy car and NHRA. Plus, see Richard's
personal collection of hot rods. Also, view many of our trophies, awards,
and unique RCR memorabilia.
Barbecue - The North
Carolina Legislature has designated Lexington as "The Hickory Smoked
Barbecue Capital of North Carolina." Barbecue's beginnings in the area
actually occurred in the county during church homecomings and public
rallies, yet it was brought into Lexington's square when court was in
session in order to bring in larger crowds.
- The Festival is held in Uptown Lexington. An eight block stretch of
Main Street is closed to traffic, with banners at either end announcing
the Festival with a logo featuring four dancing pigs. Over four hundred
exhibitors sell everything from handmade crafts to homemade fudge. Five
stages of entertainment showcase local and national artists. The festival
is for people of all ages and includes a special section of rides and
games for children, Piglet Land. Barbecue is served out of three main
tents, two at the square and another at the north end of the Festival
near Piglet Land.