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

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

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries


Church

Court

Land

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

  • Military Resources ~ Links to research Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
  • Fallen Heroes  ~  Partial Index of casualties from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
  • Honoring Our Veterans ~ Partial index of veterans from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate


Taxation

Vital Records


Societies and Libraries

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

Web Sites

References

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