Lexington Overview


Lexington is located just north of Interstate 80 and directly on U. S. Highway 30 in south-central Nebraska. It has good access to rail and truck transportation. Lexington is the county seat of Dawson County, one of the fastest growing counties in Nebraska.

Business Climate

The business climate in Lexington is consistently strong. Tyson Foods is the communities’ largest employer, with over 2,700 employees. Lexington’s extensive labor force fosters several other industries and businesses including Darling International, Orthman by Unverferth, Eilers Machine and Welding, Chief Ethanol Fuels, Lexington Regional Health Center, and Lexington Public Schools.


Lexington was chosen in 2021 as one of the Top 10 Affordable Small Towns Where You’d Actually Want To Live by realtor.com.

Lexington has many activities to offer for families and visitors. The City of Lexington maintains the many community parks as well as the Lexington Family Aquatics Center. In 2015, Lexington opened the doors to its new Orthman Community YMCA facility. This facility was a joint partnership between the YMCA of the Prairie, Lexington Community Foundation, and Lexington Public Schools.

Lexington also has one of Nebraska’s largest wineries, Mac’s Creek Winery & Brewery. With over 30 acres of grapes, Mac’s Creek has handcrafted wines, hard ciders, and craft beers all made at their Lexington location.

Lexington honors its history with two museums. First, the Dawson County History Museum houses the counties collection of artifacts and buildings representing the proud history of our communities and pioneers. Second, the Heartland Museum of Military Vehicles is one of the few museums in the nation to showcase such a large collection of military vehicles from WWI through today’s modern military vehicles.