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Lee County, Georgia
June 9, 1825 Lee County created
  Creation of Georgia Counties
  Lee County, Georgia
January 3, 1919 First session of court held in Lee County's new courthouse
  Lee County, Georgia

Name derivation: 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.
Acquisition: Creek land cessions, January 24, 1826 and March 31, 1826
Taken from: Original County
Counties created from: Marion County, GA, Randolph County, Georgia, Sumter County, Georgia, Terrell County, Georgia,
Cities: Leesburg (county seat), Smithville
Web sites:National Register of Historic Places in Lee County, Georgia
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