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Lee County, Virginia (Map It) was created in October 25, 1792 from Russell County and part of Scott County was added in 1823. Lee county was named for Light Horse Harry Lee, Revolutionary War general and governor of Virginia .. Learn More About State of Virginia History
Lee County is bordered by Harlan County, Kentucky (north), Wise County (northeast), Scott County (east), Hancock County, Tennessee (south), Claiborne County, Tennessee (south-southwest), Bell County, Kentucky (west).
Lee County Cities and Towns include Jonesville, Pennington Gap, St. Charles, Ben Hur, Dryden, Ewing, Keokee, Rose Hill, Woodway .
Lee County, Virginia Courthouse Records
Lee County, VA Courthouse
The Lee County Courthouse is located in Jonesville, Virginia. Lee county courthouse built 1933 in Jonesville, Virginia. The Lee county courthouse was destroyed by fire February 13, 1933. The fire could be seen through the ceiling and spread quickly. It seemed to have started in the garret over the courtroom under the copula and flagstaff in the center of the top of the building. Purse’s director was saved by the vaults and helping hands from the clerk’s office. A number of files, some furniture and stationary was burned. The deed books were hurriedly removed by the clerk and deputy clerk, J. M. Smith and C. D. Walton, and a number of faithful volunteer helpers. The building being entirely destroyed, except for the vaults. Learn More About State of Virginia Court, Tax, Land and Probate Records.
Please contact the each clerk's department to confirm mailing address, hours, fees and other information before visiting or requesting information because contact information sometimes changes. The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH . The documents are available to interested parties, barring confidential issues. Most staff will assist people in finding the materials, but it is up to the individual to do the research.
The Lee County record dates below are from the earliest date to present time. They may include records of land, estates, taxes, vital records, divorces, naturalizations, voter registration, military discharges and court records. Lost the oldest marriage register in an 1863 fire.
- Lee County Clerk of Circuit Court has Marriage Records from 1830, Land Records from 1793, Court Records from 1793 and Probate Records from 1808. The County Clerk of Circuit Court serves as custodian of all county court records, and is responsible for providing access to those court records by court personnel, the legal community and the public.
- Lee County Commissioner of the Revenue
- Lee County Treasurer
- Lee County Health Department
- County and City Research in Virginia Guides and Indexes County and city records document the daily activities of the courts in Virginia's counties, independent cities, and towns. The Library of Virginia houses both original and microfilm records for many of Virginia's counties and independent cities. The guides list will help researchers navigate the complex variety of county and city records in the Library's collections. It includes County and City Records at the Library of Virginia, Using County and City Court Records, Chancery Cases, Judgments, Lost Records Localities database and Burned Jurisdiction database.
Lee County, Virginia Census Records
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- U.S. Federal Population Schedules: 1800 (destroyed), 1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragmented), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940
- U.S. Census Reconstructed Records: 1660-1820
- 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, Virginia Vital Records
- Learn More: State of Virginia Vital Records
- Birth & Death Records: from January 1853 to December 1896 and since June 14, 1912 to present. The Virginia Archives has copies of surviving birth and death records for the period 1853 to 1896
- Marriage Records: from January 1853 to present. The Virginia Archives has copies of marriage records prior to 1936.
- Divorce Records: from January 1918 to present.
- Locations: Virginia Office of Vital Statistics, Virginia State Archives
- Vital Records Online: USAVital, VitalChek or Social Security Death Index
- Vital Records by Mail: Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Divorce Certificate, Death Certificate Applications.
- In Person: 2001 Maywill Street, Richmond, Virginia 23230
Lee County, Virginia Resources
- State of Virginia Archives and Societies
- RAOGK Volunteers for Virginia
- Lee County Genealogical and Historical Society
- Lee County, Virginia Message Boards
- Lee County, Virginia Genealogy Forum
- Lee County microfilmed holdings at The Library of Virginia
- Virginia Heritage - Guides to manuscript and Archival Collections in Lee Co. Virginia
Lee County, Virginia External Links
- Historical Newspapers from Virginia (1784 - 1922 )
- Lee County, Virginia Books - Amazon
- Using County and City Court Records in the Archives at the Library of Virginia
- Virginia County Records, Volume , VI, VII , IX, X The records in these series were compiled as part of a series known as the Virginia County Records . The volume includes wills, land grants, and marriage bonds as well as other miscellaneous information on early Virginia settlers.
- Southwest Virginia historical records
- Lee Co., Virginia - FindaGrave
- Historical facts of Lee County, Virginia