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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
Lee County has had two courthouses.&nbsp; The first one, a two-story courthouse completed in 1878, burned in 1897.&nbsp; The second and current courthouse, a Romanesque Revival structure, designed by famed San Antonio courthouse architect James Riely Gordon, was built in 1899.&nbsp; The courthouse is still in use today.<br>  
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[[Image:Lee_County_Texas_Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|200px]]Lee County has had two courthouses.&nbsp; The first one, a two-story courthouse completed in 1878, burned in 1897.&nbsp; The second and current courthouse, a Romanesque Revival structure, designed by famed San Antonio courthouse architect James Riely Gordon, was built in 1899.&nbsp; The courthouse is still in use today.<br>  
  
 
Lee County Courthouse<br>Sharon Blasig - County Clerk<br>151 East Hempstead<br>P. O. Box 419<br>Giddings, Texas 78942<br>Phone: 979-542-3684<br>Fax: 979-542-2623<br>[http://www.co.lee.tx.us/ Lee County Government Website]<br>  
 
Lee County Courthouse<br>Sharon Blasig - County Clerk<br>151 East Hempstead<br>P. O. Box 419<br>Giddings, Texas 78942<br>Phone: 979-542-3684<br>Fax: 979-542-2623<br>[http://www.co.lee.tx.us/ Lee County Government Website]<br>  
  
''Inventory of county records, Lee County Courthouse, Giddings, Texas, ''1975 by Charles R. Schultz and Mary Pearson.&nbsp; Describes the records of the County Clerk, County Attorney, District Clerk, Justice of the Peace, Tax Assessor-Collector, Sheriff, Treasurer, County Surveyor, and School Superintendent.&nbsp; [http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth25242/ Read the book on line] from the Portal to Texas History.<br>  
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''Inventory of county records, Lee County Courthouse, Giddings, Texas, ''1975 by Charles R. Schultz and Mary Pearson.&nbsp; Describes the records of the County Clerk, County Attorney, District Clerk, Justice of the Peace, Tax Assessor-Collector, Sheriff, Treasurer, County Surveyor, and School Superintendent.&nbsp; [http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth25242/ Read the book on line] from the Portal to Texas History.<br>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==

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Lee County has had two courthouses.  The first one, a two-story courthouse completed in 1878, burned in 1897.  The second and current courthouse, a Romanesque Revival structure, designed by famed San Antonio courthouse architect James Riely Gordon, was built in 1899.  The courthouse is still in use today.

Lee County Courthouse
Sharon Blasig - County Clerk
151 East Hempstead
P. O. Box 419
Giddings, Texas 78942
Phone: 979-542-3684
Fax: 979-542-2623
Lee County Government Website

Inventory of county records, Lee County Courthouse, Giddings, Texas, 1975 by Charles R. Schultz and Mary Pearson.  Describes the records of the County Clerk, County Attorney, District Clerk, Justice of the Peace, Tax Assessor-Collector, Sheriff, Treasurer, County Surveyor, and School Superintendent.  Read the book on line from the Portal to Texas History.

History

Parent County

1874--Lee County was created 14 April 1874 from Bastrop, Burleson, Fayette, and Washington Counties. County seat: Giddings [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1897 -- The Lee County Courthouse, built in 1878, burned in 1897.[2]

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Beaukiss | Dime Box | Giddings | Hills | Lexington | Lincoln | Old Dime Box | Serbin

Neighboring Counties

Resources

African American


Cemeteries


Census

1880 Federal Census Transcription  ~  USGenWeb Archives Project

Church

Court

Land

Original Land Owners of Texas  ~  USGenWeb Archives Project

Local Histories

  • Lee County: Historical and Descriptive, 1945 by Julia Jones.
  • A History of Lee County, 1974, by Lee County Historical Survey Committee.
  • History of Texas, together with a biographical history of Milam, Williamson, Bastrop, Travis, Lee and Burleson counties, 1893. Digital book online from the Portal to Texas History.
  • Texas Museums  ~  List of all museums in Texas  ~  Hidden Ancestors

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate


Taxation

Vital Records


Societies and Libraries

Giddings Public Library
276 N Orange St
Giddings, TX 78942
Phone: (979) 542-2716
Website


Black Bridge Library
1079 Sf Austin Blvd
Dime Box, TX 77853
Phone: (979) 884-0124
Website


Society Hill  ~  Links and addresses to Texas genealogical and historical societies

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. Handbook of Texas Online: Lee County http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcl06