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Lee County, Texas
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Lee County, Texas Facts

Lee County

When was Lee County, TX Created?
Allen County was created on April 14, 1874 from Burleson County, Bastrop County, Fayette County and Washington County. This county was named for Robert Edward Lee (1807–1870), the commanding general of the Confederate forces during the Civil War.

What is the County Seat of Lee County, TX?
The County Seat is located in Giddings also, the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Lee County, TX?
Bordering Counties are Milam County (north), Burleson County (northeast), Washington County (east), Fayette County (southeast), Bastrop County (southwest), Williamson County (northwest).

What cities and towns are in Lee County, TX?
Cities and towns located in the County include Giddings, Lexington .

Lee County, TX Vital Records

Where can find Lee County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Lee County vital records can be found at the Texas Office of Vital Records has copies of birth and death records reported from 1903. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Texas for current fees and application process.

You can search online for Lee County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for Texas Birth and Death Certificate, Marriage or Divorce Verification Application to mail.

Lee County, TX Census Records

What Lee County, TX 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 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

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

Another census resource is the Texas, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index from 1820-1890. One can find free online and printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also Texas Census Records Research Guide.

Lee County, TX 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 Texas Corthouse Records Research Guide.

  • Lee County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: P.O. Box 419, Giddings 78942
  • Lee County Clerk is the place where all transactions having to do with land are recorded and kept on file. They take marriage license applications, issues marriage licenses, files the license after the marriage, and maintains a permanent record of the marriage, surveys and plats of subdivisions, Armed Forces discharge papers for all veterans who reside in the county. Some naturalization records have been found with the deeds.
    • Phone: (979) 542-3684
    • Birth & Death Records: 1903
    • Marriage Records: 1846
    • Land Records:1835
    • Probate Records: 1846 
    • Court Records: 1846
  • Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910
  • Texas Land Title Abstracts
  • BLM Land Records

Lee County, TX Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

What other genealogical resources are available in Lee County, TX?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Lee County.

Lee Co. TX Books,Newspapers & Publications

Lee Co. TX Cemeteries & Church Records

Lee Co. TX Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Lee Co. TX General and History Websites

Lee Co. TX Immigration & Naturalization

Lee Co. TX Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Lee Co. TX Military Records

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