Lexington is a city in McLean County, Illinois, United States. The population was 1,912 at the 2000 census. It was named for the Lexington, Kentucky, where the town's founder General Ashael Gridley was born, and the Battle of Lexington, where General Gridley's father fought. John Patton Log Cabin and the Lexington Community Unit School District 7 campus, including Lexington High School, are located in Lexington. Lexington is home of the Lexington Snipes. The Snipes are an Amateur Baseball team made up of the best local and regional collegiate talent. The Snipes won the Central Illinois Baseball League Championship in 2006 and the Eastern Illinois Baseball League Championship in 2008 and 2009.