The Lexington Cemetery is a private non-profit organization established in 1849 as a public cemetery and a place of beauty to enjoy. It has no association with any government and is administered by a board of directors. It is a historical landmark that documents the social, political, military and environmental history of the community. Encompassing 170 acres, it is comprised of a national and public cemetery with over 74,000 interments. It will accommodate interments for the next 100 years.