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Lee County, Alabama
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Lee County, Alabama Facts

When was Lee County, AL Created?
Lee County was created on Dec. 5, 1866 and was formed from Chambers County, Macon County, Russell County and Tallapoosa County. This particular county was named in honor of Robert E. Lee (1807–1870), Commander of the Confederate States Army.

What is the County Seat of Lee County, AL?
The County Seat is located in Opelika and in addition the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Lee County, AL?
Bordering Counties are Chambers County (north), Harris County, Georgia (northeast), Muscogee County, Georgia (east), Russell County (south), Macon County (southwest), Tallapoosa County (northwest).

What cities and towns are in Lee County, AL?
Cities and towns located in the County include Auburn, Loachapoka, Notasulga, Opelika, Phenix City, Smiths Station, Waverly.

Lee County, AL Vital Records

Where can find Lee County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Lee County vital records can be found at the Alabama Department of Public Health which has Birth And Death Records from 1908, Marriages from 1936 and Divorce Records from 1950. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Alabama for current fees and application process.

You can search online for Lee County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also order Order Electronically Online or you can download an application for Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Certificates to mail.

Vital Records can also be found in the Lee County Health Department has Birth Records from 1916 , Death records from 1916. 

Lee County, AL Census Records

What Lee County, AL census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Lee County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Lee Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1870 and 1880. Lee Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be obtained for 1870 and 1880. Lee Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be obtained for 1890.

There are Alabama State censuses from 1820-1866. Also two Alabama Census of Confederate Soldiers for 1907 and 1921. You can find free down-loadable and also printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also Alabama Census Records Research Guide

Lee County, AL Courthouse and Government Records

Lee County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Lee County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Lee County. The years listed below are the first noted records with this county. See Also Alabama Corthouse Records Research Guide.

Lee County, AL Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Lee County, AL?
A list of Lee County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Alabama Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.

Where can I connect with other Lee County, AL Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in Lee County, AL?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Lee County. Most of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Commercial Sites, Private Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some have to have a fee. This is just a list that has been compiled or submitted. I do not endorse or promote one genealogy site above another.

Lee Co. AL Books, Newspapers & Publications

Lee Co. AL Cemeteries & Church Records

Lee Co. AL Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Lee Co. AL General and History Websites

Lee Co. AL Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Lee Co. AL Military Records

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