My Town

Lexington, Missouri is located about 40 miles east of Kansas City on a bluff overlooking the Missouri River and was once one of the largest cities in Missouri.  Now, just over 4,000 people call Lexington home.  We love to have company, and our visitors say we're one of the friendliest towns around.

Lexington was the site of a Civil War battle in 1861 during which the Anderson House was used as a field hospital by both the Union and Confederate Armies.  The Anderson House and the adjacent battlefield are now a State Historic Site, where you can tour the house and walk the battlefield.  For more information, go to

Wentworth Military Academy was founded in 1881 by Stephen G. Wentworth and is the oldest military school west of the Mississippi River.  Its campus is one of four National Register Historic Districts in Lexington.  Find out more about Wentworth at

To plan your own trip to Lexington, please go to

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