Lee County History
The County was formed out of Russell County in 1793. It was named for a Governor of Virginia, Light Horse Harry Lee, the father of Confederate General
Robert E. Lee. Parts of Lee County, Russell County and Washington County, were comb
ined in 1814 to form Scott County. Parts of Lee County, Russell County and Scott County were combined in 1856, to form Wise County.
Lee County shares Cumberland Gap National Historic Park
with Kentucky and Tennessee.
Lee County is dependent largely on growing tobacco and
The county seat is Jonesville.
Ben Hur - Blackwater - Dryden - Ewing - Jonesville
Keokee - Pennington Gap - Rose Hill - St Charles