Lee County, Georgia Records
Lee County, Georgia (Map It) was created on June 9, 1825 from Creek Cessions of 1826. Portion sof Lee County was used to form Randolph County (1828) , Sumter County (1831), Marion County (1827) and Terrell County (1856) . Lee County was named in honor of General Richard Henry Lee (1732-1794), a hero of the Revolutionary War.
Lee County is bordered by Sumter County (north), Crisp County (northeast), Worth County (east), Dougherty County (south), Terrell County (west)
A Map of Lee County, Georgia contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.
Lee County, Georgia Courthouse Records
Lee County, GA Courthouse
The Lee County Courthouse is located in Leesburg, Georgia. The County Courthouse was destroyed by fire in 1856 or 1858, all records were destroyed. It again caught fire in 1872 some records were destroyed.
The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH. Most staff will assist people in finding the materials, but it is up to the individual to do the research.
The following dates indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Lee county. The date listed for each record is usually the earliest registration filed. The date does not indicate that there are alot records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually filed with the clerk.
- History of Baker County, Georgia Courthouse
- Lee County Clerk of Superior Court has Land Records from 1858 and Court Records from 1858. The County Clerk of Superior Court has jurisdiction over cases for title to land and equity, felony cases, adoptions, divorces, child support and custody enforcement. The clerk also is tasked with recording deeds and maintaining the chain of title to all property in the county. Be aware that Lands were given to Georgia citizens by lotteries for the years 1820, 1821, 1827, 1832, 1832 (Gold), 1833.
- Lee County Clerk of Probate Court has Marriage Records from 1867 and Probate Records from 1858.The County Clerk of Probate Court responsibilities include legal proceedings forh Wills, Estates, Guardianships of minor children, Involuntary Committals Hearings, Issuance of Marriage License, ect.. The county probate judge's office is the office where the most valuable genealogical records are created and maintained in the state of Georgia.
- Lee County Tax Digests are records scanned from microfilm in the Georgia Archives.
- Lee County Tax Assessors
- The Lee County Health Department can issue Birth, Marriage and Death certificates while you wait. Contact the Clerk of Superior Court for Divorce Records and the Probate Judge for Marriage Records.
Lee County, Georgia Census Records
- Learn More: State of Georgia Census Records
- U.S. Federal Population Schedules: 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragmented), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940
- U.S. Census Reconstructed Records: Georgia Census Substitutes 1790-1890
- State Population Schedules: 1864 Census for Re-Organizing the Georgia Militia
- U.S. Federal Census Slave Schedules: 1850 and 1860
- U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Agriculture Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Industry Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Union Veterans Schedules: 1890
Lee County, Georgia Vital Records
- Learn More: State of Georgia Vital Records
- Birth and Death Records: from January 1919 to present.
- Marriage Records: from June 9, 1952 to present.
- Divorce Records: None. Contact the County Clerk of Superior Court.
- Locations: Georgia Division of Public Health, Vital Records, 2600 Skyland Drive NE, Atlanta, GA 30319; (404) 679-4702
- Vital Records Online: USAVital or Social Security Death Index
- Vital Records by Mail: Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Divorce Certificate, Death Certificate Applications.
Lee County, Georgia Resources
- Lee County Genealogical Society, Box 393, Leesburg, GA 31763
- Southwest Georgia Genealogical Society
- Lee County, Georgia Message Boards
Lee County, Georgia External Links
- Georgia Historical Newspapers - Newspapers.com
- Lee County, Georgia Books - Amazon
- Lee Co., Georgia - FindaGrave
- Georgia Indexed Historical Records - Familysearch
- Georgia Virtual Vault - historical documents, from 1733 to the present
- Lee County, Georgia Links - Cyndi's List
- Historical Newspapers from Georgia (1752 - 1997)
- Lee County, GA History
- Lee Co. GAGenweb
- Lee County Historical Chronology
- Lee County, Georgia Ancestry Database Collections
- Historical Maps of Lee County
- Lee County, Georgia Military Records