New Lexington, Ohio

Our Town is dedicated to the people of New Lexington.

New Lexington is the County Seat of Perry County and is located at the picturesque western end of the Appalachian plateau at the start of the Southern Ohio hills. The Village was established in 1817 by James Comley. The village is 60 miles from Columbus, 167 miles from Cleveland, 141 miles from Cincinnati and 160 miles from Pittsburgh, Pa.

The population is slightly over 5,000 and the government includes a Mayor & seven members of Council. Financial institutions in New Lexington include three banks, while community facilities are weekly & daily newspapers, the Perry County District Library, medical clinics, two dental clinics, one nursing home, and an emergency center less than ten miles away in Somerset, Ohio. 

Recreation includes a public bowling center, an outdoor swimming pool, and public parks that include basketball and tennis courts as well as a bike path for children and a disc golf course for all ages. New Lexington’s public school system is comprised of New Lexington Elementary, Junction City Elementary, New Lexington Middle School, and New Lexington High School. 

Utilities for the city is a daily water supply obtained from two reservoirs and ample electricity and gas service. Public transportation is provided in New Lex by Perry County Transit, plus an airport is available for public use.

Two state highways in the city provide direct access to Interstate roadways. Intersection of Interstate 70 (east-west) and 71 (northeast-southwest) is less than 40 miles away.