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Lee County Alabama History and Profile:

Lee County is a county of the U.S. state of Alabama. It is named in honor of Robert E. Lee, commanding general of the Confederate Army. As of 2007 the population was 130,516. It is part of the Columbus, Georgia-Auburn, Alabama Metropolitan Area. The county seat is Opelika, and the largest city is Auburn. There are a total of seven incorporated cities and towns in Lee County, four of which lie entirely within the county.

Lee County was established by act of the Alabama state legislature on December 5, 1866, out of parts of Macon, Tallapoosa, Chambers, and Russell Counties. In an election to determine the county seat, Opelika was chosen over Auburn and Salem.

In 1923, the town of 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 (26 km²) in the southeastern corner surrounding Phenix City in exchange for 20 square miles (52 km²) 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.

Lee County is home to Chewacla State Park, the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art, and the Grand National Golf course, part of the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail.

Source: Wikipedia.

Cities and Towns of Lee County, Alabama:

* Auburn
* Loachapoka
* Notasulga (part of Notasulga is in Macon County)
* Opelika
* Phenix City (part of Phenix City is in Russell County)
* Smiths Station
* Waverly (part of Waverly is in Chambers County)

Unincorporated Communities

* Beauregard
* Beulah
* Gold Hill
* Marvyn
* Roxana
* Salem

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Lee County Government

Lee County Government – Official Site

Auburn Public Library
749 E. Thach Ave.
Auburn, AL 36830

Lewis Cooper Jr. Memorial Library
200 South 6th Street
Opelika, AL 36801

Lee County Historic Places

Auburn Players Theater
Auburn University Historic District
Robert Wilton Burton House
Cullars Rotation
Dr. J.W. Darden House
Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church
Geneva Street Historic District
Jenkins Farmhouse
Lee County Courthouse
Loachapoka Historic District
Lowther House Complex
Dr. Andrew D. McLain Office and Drug Store
Noble Hall
Northside Historic District
Old Main and Church Street Historic District
Old President’s Mansion
Old Rotation
Railroad Avenue Historic District
Scott-Yarbrough House
Spring Villa
Summers Plantation
Sunny Slope
U.S. Post Office
U.S. Post Office
Franklin Yarbrough, Jr. Store

Lee County Genealogy Resources

Lee County Alabama USGenWeb Project Site

Lee County, Alabama USGenWeb archives

Lee County Genealogy page at KindredTrails

The Genealogical Society of East Alabama, Inc.
P.O. Box 2892
Opelika, AL 36803

Vital Records

If you are outside the state of Alabama and are looking to request copies of vital records you must contact the statewide office of vital records:

Alabama Vital Records
P.O. Box 5625
Montgomery, AL 36103-5625
(334) 206-5418
Fax: (334) 262-9563

You can also call (334) 206-5418

There were no birth certificates prior to 1908, some counties may have recorded births in a ledger howeer. One way to search this centrally is by contacting:

Department of Archives and History
624 Washington Ave
Montgomery, AL 36130
(334) 242-4363

Birth and Death Records have been recorded in Alabama since 1908, Marriage Records since August 1936 and Divorces since 1950.

Census

Tax Records

Cemeteries

USGS listing of Cemeteries in Lee County

Lee County Cemetery Transcriptions
Cemetery Transcriptions (Although both are usgenweb this seems a slightly different listing.)

Query Forums

Genealogy Forums can be a great way to find other people that are researching the same ancestors as you are. Even if they may be not be researching the same direct line but related lines you may find information that is useful in your own research. Make sure to verify any other research that you add to your own research and try to document it well. If asking questions in genealogy forums it is good to provide as much information as possible and in the subject of the posting try to give name and a date or range of dates to help make your query more likely to be found. Posts with titles like “looking for family” or “help!” are too generic and something along the lines of “John Smith b. abt 1828 md. Hannah Jones” would be more helpful to get your post read by those that are interested in the John Smith/Hannah Jones family.

Lee County, AL at
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News Related to Lee County, AL

“Lee County” al – Google News

Preventing Lee County break-ins – FOX6 WBRC – MyFoxAL.com

Preventing Lee County break-ins
FOX6 WBRC – MyFoxAL.com
LEESBURG, GA (WALB) – The Lee County Sheriff is reminding residents to lock their vehicles after several entering auto cases. Sheriff Reggie Rachals says several of the cars broken into on Grave Springs Road and Oakland Road were unlocked. In addition …

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Lee County has second-lowest unemployment rate in Alabama – Opelika Auburn News


WTVY, Dothan
Lee County has second-lowest unemployment rate in Alabama
Opelika Auburn News
Lee County's unemployment rate remained below the state average in January, and was actually among the lowest rates for Alabama's 67 counties. On Tuesday, the Alabama Department of Labor released January jobless rates. Lee County's rate was 5.2 …
Bham metro's unemployment rate up to 5.5% for JanuaryBirmingham Business Journal
There are more Alabamians employed now than at any time since 2008Yellowhammer News
County's jobless rate down more than 1 percent from year agoClanton Advertiser
WTVY, Dothan -Dothan First -Northwest Georgia News
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East Alabama recognizes Red Cross Month – Opelika Auburn News

East Alabama recognizes Red Cross Month
Opelika Auburn News
East Alabama, along with other states across the nation, recognizes Red Cross volunteers for their service during the month of March. “Over 90 percent of Red Cross people are volunteers,” said Derek Boulware , executive director for the East Alabama




House of Rock: AC/DC bassist puts Lee County $7M home on market – Naples Daily News


Naples Daily News
House of Rock: AC/DC bassist puts Lee County $7M home on market
Naples Daily News
AC/DC bass player Clifford Williams this week put his 13,223-square-foot, seven-room south Fort Myers mansion on the market. He's asking $6.95 million for the house on Longwater Chase Court, along the Caloosahatchee River with Gulf access, Lee County …
AC/DC rocker lists Fort Myers mansion for $6.99 millionThe News-Press

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Lee County Sheriff’s Office investigating shooting death on Lee Road 64 – Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

Lee County Sheriff's Office investigating shooting death on Lee Road 64
Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
No foul play is suspected in the death of an Auburn, Ala., man whose body was found inside a Chevrolet Tahoe Friday on Lee Road 64 with a gunshot wound to the chest, Lee County authorities said. The man was identified as 43-year-old Brenton Lawrence …

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1 dead, 1 charged with murder following altercation at Lee Co. r – MyFoxAL.com … – FOX6 WBRC – MyFoxAL.com


WLTZ 38 NBC
1 dead, 1 charged with murder following altercation at Lee Co. r – MyFoxAL.com
FOX6 WBRC – MyFoxAL.com
Lee County Sheriffs have formally charged Robert Maurice Orr, 38, also of Opelika, AL, with murder in Peek's death. Orr is being held in the Lee County Detention Facility on a $150,000 bond. It is believed that Peek and Orr were engaged in an argument …
Update: Man arrested in Lee County homicideColumbus Ledger-Enquirer
Opelika man charged with murder in Cusseta shootingOpelika Auburn News
Suspect in custody over shooting death of 24-year-old Opelika manAL.com
WTVM -Alabama’s News Leader
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