Lee County, Texas Genealogy

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Lee County, Texas
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Founded April 14, 1874
County Seat Giddings
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County Courthouse

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Lee County Courthouse
PO Box 419
Giddings, TX 78942
Phone: 409.542.3684

County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903
marriage, probate, court and land records from 1874;
District Clerk has divorce records[1]

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 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.



Parent County

1874--Lee County was created 14 April 1874 from Bastrop, Burleson, Fayette, and Washington Counties. County seat: Giddings [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1897 -- The Lee County Courthouse, built in 1878, burned in 1897.[3]

Places / Localities

Populated Places

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

Neighboring Counties


African American



1880 Federal Census Transcription  ~  USGenWeb Archives Project




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







Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

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

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

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

Family History Centers

Web Sites


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Lee County, Texas. Page 668 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. Handbook of Texas Online: Lee County http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcl06