Lee County

Formation Date: 1792
Formed From: Russell County. Part of Scott County was added in 1823.

Image depicting location of Lee County
Lee County was named Henry "Light Horse Harry" Lee, governor of Virginia from 1791 to 1794. It was formed from Russell County in 1792. Part of Scott County was added in 1823. Its area is 438 square miles, and the county seat is Jonesville. According to the 2000 census, its population is 23,598.

Note: A significant number of loose records prior to 1860 are missing, including chancery and court judgments. They were probably destroyed when Union forces burned the courthouse in 1863.

Original Records at The Library of Virginia: Yes

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