Lexington is a growing suburban community of 2200 located along the Canadian River just minutes south of Norman and Oklahoma City. It offers all the warmth and benefits of a small town while still providing easy access to a major metro area. The community is part of the rapidly growing Cleveland County area – the third fastest growing county in the state.
Lexington offers an ideal location for office, retail and light manufacturing. Located in the Oklahoma City MSA (1.4 million), Lexington is at the junction of Highway 77 and Highway 39 –near I-35 just east of Purcell. The community is within 30 minutes of the major U.S. transportation junction of Interstates 35, 40 and 44. It is within 1 hour of four major universities, including the University of Oklahoma. Will Rogers World Airport, the state’s major passenger airport is just 40 minutes away.
Established during the historic Land Run of 1889, Lexington is actually the oldest town in the original Oklahoma Territory. The community is named after town founders who hailed from Lexington KY. Initially a “saloon” town, the community eventually became a trade center of southern Cleveland County.
Lexington boasts excellent schools, including brand new and newly remodeled facilities, with a growing school district of 1100 students and superb faculty and staff.
Today, the community provides a small downtown business district, several residential areas, parks and recreation areas, access to nearby medical facilities in Purcell and Norman and an affordable cost of living. The area is dotted with equestrian farms and many area residents enjoy ranch living on small acreages.
Major area employers include: Lexington ARC & Joseph Harp Correctional Centers , Tinker Air Force Base and Aerospace Logistics Center and the University of Oklahoma.
Citizens in Lexington simply have the best of both worlds. A growing community that maintains a small town feel, all within a short drive to Purcell, Norman and the OKC metropolitan area.
Charlie McCown, City Manager
City of Lexington
111 W. Broadway
Lexington OK 73051
Phone: (405) 527-6123
Heart of Oklahoma Chamber (Regional Chamber)
218 W. Main St.
Purcell, OK 73080
Phone: (405) 527-3093
Phone: (405) 527-4351
(The Chamber represents Lexington and four other regional cities)