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Founded December 5, 1866
Formed out of parts of Macon, Tallapoosa, Chambers, and Russell Counties, it is named in honor of Robert E. Lee, commanding general of the Confederate Army.
The county seat is Opelika, and the largest city is Auburn.

The Lee County Courthouse in Opelika was added to the National Register of Historic Places on July 23, 1973.

Phenix City, located in the southeastern corner of Lee County, merged with the town of Girard, located in the northeastern corner of Russell County. To prevent the new town of Phenix City from straddling the Lee-Russell line, Lee County ceded to Russell County the 10 square miles in the southeastern corner surrounding Phenix City in exchange for 20 square miles in the northwest corner of Russell County surrounding the unincorporated community of Marvyn. This new territory is what forms the southern "panhandle" of Lee County.

Towns and Cities:
* Auburn * Loachapoka * Notasulga (part in Macon County)
* Opelika * Phenix City (part in Russell County) * Smiths Station
* Waverly (part in Chambers County) * Beauregard
* Beulah * Gold Hill * Marvyn * Roxana * Salem






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Pioneer Families


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Wills & Probates

Website Updates:
August 2014: Bio: KYLE, HOOPER
Obit: WATSON; Crime News
July 2014: Mil: Civilwar: Southern Claim Commission Applicants
June 2014: Bio: BLACK - Transcribed by Joseph Rose
May 2014: Bio: BREWINGTON
April 2014: Bio: ERWIN - Transcribed by LA Bauer; Water Mills of Lee County in 1886
February 2014: Bio: ABBOTT - Transcribed by Susan Geist;
Known Newspapers of Lee County Alabama

Archived Updates 2008 - 2013


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 Surrounding Counties
Chambers County (north)
Harris County, GA (northeast)
Muscogee County, GA (east)
Russell County (south)
Macon County (southwest)
Tallapoosa County (northwest)

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