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An interesting addition to the Lee County site is info pages on the Genealogical Society of East Alabama. Included is membership application that can be printed out and mailed in along with an order form of publications by the Society.
Lee County was created by the Alabama legislature on December 5, 1866 from portions of Macon, Russell, Tallapoosa and Chambers counties. If you cannot find data on your family members in Lee County before 1866, be sure and check these surrounding counties. Lee County was named for Confederate General Robert E. Lee. The county lies on the eastern part of the Black Belt. It is bordered by Chambers, Tallapoosa, Macon, and Russell counties, and on the east by the Chattahoochee River and the State of Georgia. It currently encompasses 609 square miles. The county seat is located at Opelika, which in the Creek Indian language means "big swamp."
We would like to thank Delilah Evans and John Simmons for their support of genealogy research in Lee County and their contributions of data and photos for this web site.
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There are numerous records about Lee County located on the USGenWeb Archives. Click here for a listing of available records.
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This site last updated: 1 January 2015
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