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When Davidson was formed, Lexington became the county seat and commenced a process of methodical growth still experienced today. Inhabited by a mix of Pennsylvania Dutch and Scotch-Irish, Lexington was named in honor of the Battle of Lexington in 1775. Lexington's primary industries became textiles and furniture, while its recreation is found in politics.
Lexington was the county seat for Davidson and in 1947 home to 15,000 residents. It was settled in the mid-18th-century but not chartered until 1827. Much progress had been made since and in 1947 the future was bright for Lexington. Textile mills and furniture manufacturers, as well as agriculture were major economic booms for Lexington in 1947. Also of interest was the newly completed hospital in that same year.