Lexington, North Carolina, heralded as the “Barbecue Capital of the World,” is located in the heart of the Triad, just 30 miles from High Point, Winston-Salem, and Greensboro. Along with barbecue, the town enjoys a rich history in the furniture business and textile industry. Legend claims that the European families who made Lexington their home in the early 1700s named it after a battle of the American Revolution. On April 19, 1775, the brave soldiers of Lexington, Massachusetts, armed themselves and courageously fought the British, losing seven American lives. News of their courage reached North Carolina, and it was decided to name the town in honor of the place where one of the first known British resistances occurred.
About the Author
In Images of America: Lexington, Bo Bennett has compiled an entertaining and educational journey into the past from the collections of local residents and the Davidson County Historical Museum. Bo is a paralegal, author, and researcher. She was the coauthor of Images of America: Rehoboth Beach, Chincoteague and Assateague, and Wallops Island with Dr. Nan DeVincent Hayes and researcher for Images of America: Ocean City Volume I and Volume II. In her spare time, Bo enjoys riding horses on her farm with her son, Stephen, and her husband, Tim.