Lee County, Kentucky Genealogy

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County Courthouse

Lee County Courthouse, Beattyville, Ky.


Parent County

1870--Lee County was created 29 January 1870 from Owsley, Estill, Wolfe and Breathitt Counties.
County seat: Beattyville [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

Airedale Delvinta Lower Buffalo Saint Helens
Arvel Enoch Maloney Tallega
Athol Fillmore Monica Vada
Beattyville Fixer Mount Olive White Ash
Bell Point Greeley Old Landing Williba
Canyon Falls Heidelberg Pinnacle Willow
Congleton Ida May Primrose Yellow Rock
Cressmont Lone Proctor Zoe

Neighboring Counties


African American

The following have information concerning African American research.  Both should be used:


Lee County Kentucky Biographies


cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation. Local volunteers through Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness may take photographs of headstones found in county cemeteries.

  • Kentucky Historical Society Cemetery Search can be searched by name, place and/or date.  This database has hundreds of thousands of names transcribed from gravestones across Kentucky. 
  • Find A Grave can be searched by the name of a person or family to find where a person is buried.  Usually gives birth and death dates often with a picture of the tombstone.  May give obituaries, names of family members and links to their information in Find A Grave.
  • Kentucky Cemeteries lists the national cemeteries in Kentucky with links to their web sites. The first link under Online Kentucky Cemeteries goes to the Kentucky section of Interment.net
  • Lee Co. KY USGenWeb Tombstone Project usually gives the names of the deceased in alphabetical order by last name with birth and death dates plus any remarks. 
  • Some of the books or others may be on Google Books or available at public libraries.




Local Histories






Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites


  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).