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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.
CITIES AND MUNICIPALITIES
* 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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Wills & Probate Records
July 2017: Death News: BLAKE - Submitted by Heather Holley; Marriage News: FREEMAN, HURT: Visiting News: HARRISON, SAMFORD, ROBY
June 2017: Brick Walls: WILLIAMS, REDWINE
Apr 2017: County: 1923 County Officers; Crime News: SHERMAN; Marriage News: YARBROUGH, DAY
Dec 2016: Death News: JETER; Marriage News: MEIGHER, THOMAS
Oct 2016: Misc: 20 Businessmen of Lee County in 1908
Jul 2016: Death Records: 1908 - 1909 Deaths
Apr 2016: County Records: 1907 County Officers
Jan 2016: County Records: 1931 County Officers
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