Lee County

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Lee County is named for Richard Henry Lee, who was a Virginia politician and a leader in the independence Movement or for Henry “light Horse Harry” Lee, who was a hero of the American Revolutionary War.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

– Sumter County

E – Crisp County and Worth County

S – Dougherty County

W – Terrell County

 

Created:  December 14, 1826                Map of Georgia highlighting Lee County

County Seat: 

Starkville   1826 – 1854

Webster    1854 – 1856

Starkville   1856 – 1872

Leesburg   1872 – present

 

County Courthouse – Leesburg

 

Location:  100 Leslie Highway / 4th Street

Built:  1917 – 1918

Style:  Neo-Classical Revival

Architect:  James J Baldwin

Contractor:  R W Wimbish

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a two story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Leesville. The west front has a large portico with four columns rising to a pediment with round window above the second story. The north entrance has a stone overhang above. Behind the pediment is a raised brick section. A horizontal white colored band runs below the projecting cornice. On the center of the roof is a square white colored cupola rising to a clock and gold colored dome. The courtroom is located on the second story. On the south side of the building is the one story red colored brick County Governmental Building.

 

History:  The first courthouse was built in Starkville in 1837. In 1854, the county seat was moved to Webster and the second courthouse was built. The third courthouse was built in Starkville in 1861 after the county seat was moved back until it was moved to Leesville in 1872. A building was used as the fourth courthouse but it burned in 1872. Work started on a new courthouse but work was halted in 1874 and the unfinished building was sold. The fifth courthouse was constructed in 1880. The sixth and present courthouse was constructed in 1918.

 

 

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County Courthouse – Leesburg

 

 

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County Governmental Building

 

 

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Photos taken 2013 and 2020