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LEE COUNTY, TEXAS

30 18' 36" N, 96 57' 36" W (30.31, -96.96)
Population: 17,055 Est. (2016) 16,612 (2010)
Total area: 634 sq mi (1,642 km2)
629 sq mi (1,629 km2) land
5.1 sq mi (13 km2) water

Lee County Topics

  • History
  • Town List
  • Vintage Maps
  • Lee County TX
    Contiguous Counties:
    Milam County (N) Burleson County (NE) Washington County (E) Fayette County (SE) Bastrop County (SW) Williamson County (NW)

    Lee County History

    1936 Centennial Marker:

    LEE COUNTY

    Located on Old San Antonio Road, on land surveyed in 1821 as part of the original colony of Moses and Stephen F. Austin. In 1854 became site of major settlement by Wend from northern Europe, led by Pastor Johann Kilian. Had only school in U. S. that taught in Wendish-- language surviving only here and in Australia, in the modern world.

    County was created from Bastrop, Burleson, Fayette and Washington.
    Organized in 1874, it was named for Robert E. Lee (1807-1870), general of the Army of Northern Virginia, in the southern Confederacy, 1862-1865.
    Giddings is the county seat.

    Lee County Courthouse
    Texas LeeCounty Courthouse
    Lee County Courthouse
    Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson

    Lee County Town List

    Cities, Towns & Ghost Towns: History, attractions, landmarks, architecture, monuments, museums, cemeteries, bridges, parks, vintage & contemporary images, area destinations, hotels, and forum.

    County Seat - Giddings
    Book Hotel - Giddings Hotels
  • Adina
  • Blue
  • Darden Springs ghost town
  • Dime Box
  • Evergreen
  • Fedor
  • Giddings County seat
  • Hills
  • Knobbs Springs
  • Lawhon Springs ghost town
  • Lexington
  • Lincoln
  • Manheim
  • Mosquito Prairie ghost town
  • Old Dime Box
  • Serbin ghost town
  • Tanglewood

  • Lee County Vintage Maps
    TX Lee County 1907 Postal Map
    From 1907 Texas state map #2090 showing Lee County
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    TX Lee County 1920s Map
    From 1920 Texas state map #10749 showing Lee County
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    TX Lee County 1940s Map
    From 1940 Texas state map #4335 showing Lee County
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office

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