Davidson County is located in the beautiful Piedmont area of North Carolina, within easy driving distance of Winston-Salem, High Point, Greensboro, and Salisbury.
Charlotte and Burlington are also close, and the Chapel Hill/ Raleigh/ Durham area is within a two-hour drive.
Lexington is the county seat and joins Thomasville and Denton as the county's three cities. Each boasts its own chamber of commerce, as does the North Davidson area which contributes the newest chamber to the group of four. All schools within the system enjoy the support of chambers and local area businesses.
Listed below are just some of the highlights of our community:
- Population of Davidson County: 147,246
- Davidson County was founded in 1822 and named for Revolutionary War General William Lee Davidson. The Davidson County Historical Museum is in a historic building itself – the old courthouse in Lexington that was built in 1858.
- Boone's Cave State Park features a cave called Devil's Den, where Daniel Boone, according to legend, hid from Native American marauders.
- Davidson County hosts the North Carolina Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
- Enjoy special community events at Thomasville's Everybody's Day; Lexington's Barbecue Festival; Denton's Old Threshers' Reunion; and Welcome's Easter Parade.
- Lexington is known to many as the “Barbecue Capital of the World.”
- The Richard Childress Racing Museum in Welcome houses racing memorabilia, including some related to the late Dale Earnhardt.
- The Childress Winery is Davidson County's attraction offering tours, wine-tasting and special events.
- The Bob Timberlake Gallery hosts art work and fine furniture and accessories.
- High Rock Lake and Lake Thomalex offer recreation, wildlife and beautiful scenery.