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Lee County, Alabama

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.

Currently the Lee County Seat is located in Opelika and in addition the county government website is http://www.leeco.us/

Locations adjacent Lee County happen to be Chambers County (north), Harris County, Georgia (northeast), Muscogee County, Georgia (east), Russell County (south), Macon County (southwest), Tallapoosa County (northwest).

Cities and towns found in Lee County consist of Auburn, Loachapoka, Notasulga, Opelika, Phenix City, Smiths Station, Waverly.

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.

Lee County includes Federal Census Schedules to assist in looking into your family tree. Government Population Schedules can be found 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. You can find free down-loadable and also printable census forms that can help with your research.

Lee County Societies and Family History Resources

A list of Lee County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives. See Also Alabama Archives, Genealogical and Historical Societies for statewide Addresses and links.

Lee County Courthouse and Government Records


Lee County Courthouse

Genealogist often overlook the significance of Lee County court, probate, and land documents as a source of genealogy and family history details.

Buried away in Alabama courthouses and archives just about everywhere are often the hopes and dreams and frustrations of countless Alabama people.

The odds are excellent that your ancestors and forefathers have left a in-depth record of at least several aspects of their lives in the Lee County court records.

Even if your forebears is not discussed in a Court case, take into consideration all of the other methods which could have lead to him or her appearing in court records.

  • Lee County Clerk of Circuit Court 
    • Address: P.O. Box 2266, Opelika, AL 36803-2266
    • Phone: (334) 749-7141
    • Court Records: 1867
    • Divorce Records:
  • Lee County Clerk of Probate Court 
    • Address: 215 S 9th St, Opelika, AL 36801-0666
    • Phone: (334) 749-7141
    • Marriage Records: 1867 (Marriages issued prior to 1936)
    • Probate Records: 1867
    • Land Records: 1867
  • Lee Revenue Commissioner's Office
    • Address: 215 SOUTH 9TH STREET, Opelika, AL 36801
    • Phone: (334) 737-3655
  • Lee County Health Department has Birth Records from 1916 , Death records from 1916. 

Lee County Genealogy Links

The following are web links to Genealogy and family history, Records and Resources relevant to Lee County.

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Lee Co. AL Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Lee Co. AL Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Lee Co. AL Census Records

Lee Co. AL Cemeteries & Graveyards

Lee Co. AL Church & Bible Records

Lee Co. AL Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Lee Co. AL General and History Websites

Lee Co. AL Immigration & Naturalization

Lee Co. AL Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Lee Co. AL Military Records

Lee Co. AL Schools & Directories

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