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Lee County, Georgia
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Lee County, Georgia Facts

When was Lee County, GA Created?
Lee County was established on June 9, 1825 from Creek Cessions of 1826 (portion sof Lee County was used to form Randolph County (1828) , Sumter County (1831), Marion County (1827) and Terrell County (1856) ). The county was named in honor of General Richard Henry Lee (1732-1794), a hero of the Revolutionary War.

What is the County Seat of Lee County, GA?
The County Seat is located in Leesburg and in the current county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Lee County, GA?
Bordering Counties are  Sumter County (north), Crisp County (northeast), Worth County (east), Dougherty County (south), Terrell County (west)

Lee County, GA Vital Records

Where can find Lee County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Lee County vital records can be found at the Georgia Department of Health which has copies for copies of birth and death records since Jan 1919, copies of marriage since June 9, 1952 to 1996 and a Divorce records index since June 9, 1952. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Georgia 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 copies of Lee Co. Birth CertificateMarriage CertificateDivorce Certificate or Death Certificates to mail.

The Lee County Health Department can issue Birth, Marriage and Death certificates while you wait. Contact the Clerk of Superior Court for Divorce Records and the Probate Judge for Marriage Records.

Lee County, GA Census Records

What Lee County, GA 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 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Lee County Slave Schedules can be obtained for 1850 & 1860. Lee County Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Lee County Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Lee County Union Veterans Schedules can be obtained for 1890.

You can find free down-loadable and also printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also Georgia Census Records Research Guide

Lee County, GA 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 Georgia Corthouse Records Research Guide.

Lee County, GA Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

What other genealogical resources are available in Lee County, GA?
The following links to Genealogy Resources associated to Lee County. These links fall into 3 categories: Business Sites, Personal Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some have to have a cost. This is basically a list that has been gathered or submitted. I do not recommend or promote one genealogy site above another.

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