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LEE COUNTY, TEXAS

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    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
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  • TX Lee County 1907 Postal Map
    Lee County 1907 Postal Map
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    TX Lee County 1920s Map
    Lee County 1920s Map
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    TX Lee County 1940s Map
    Lee County 1940s Map
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
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