Named in honor of Richard Henry "Lighthorse Harry" Lee, Continental officer who studied cavalry operations under General Casimir Pulaski, returned to Georgia to join Elijah Clarke in driving British troops from Augusta. At that time was the first Continental to set foot in the state in a year and a half.
Creek land cessions, January 24
and March 31
Counties created from:
Marion County, GA, Randolph County, Georgia, Sumter County, Georgia, Terrell County, Georgia,
Leesburg (county seat), Smithville
Web sites:National Register of Historic Places in Lee County, GeorgiaLee County, Georgia, links