Lee County

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Lee County is named for Light Horse Harry Lee, who was a Revolutionary War general and a governor of Virginia.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Harlan County, Kentucky and Wise County

E – Scott County

S – Hancock County, Tennessee and Claiborne County, Tennessee

W – Bell County, Kentucky and Harlan County, Kentucky


Created:  October 25, 1792                    Map of Virginia highlighting Lee County

County Seat: 

Jonesville  1792 – present


County Courthouse – Jonesville  


Location:  5 Main Street / Church Street

Built:  1933 – 1934

Style:  Neo-Classical

Architect:  D R Beeson

Contractor:  V L Nicholson & Company of Tennessee


Description:  The building faces north and is a two story buff colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Jonesville. The north front has a portico with four columns rising to a wide header at the roof line.  There is a small portico on the east side. A wide belt runs bellow the roof line with a cornice. The roof line is flat. The building houses the County Circuit Court, Count General District Court and Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court of the 30th Judicial Circuit. An addition was constructed on the west side in 1978. The addition descends the slope to the west. The architect was Beeson, Lusk & Jones and the contractor was Bob Smith Construction Company.


See:  The 30th Judicial Circuit includes NortonScott County and Wise County.


History:  The county was created in 1792 and Jonesville was selected as the county seat. The first courthouse was erected on the lands of Frederick Jones in Jonesville in 1794. The courthouse was burned in 1863 during the Civil War. The second courthouse was a two story structure built in 1865. The courthouse burned was destroyed by fire on February 13, 1933. The third and present courthouse was constructed in 1933 to 1934.


County Board Office – Jonesville  




Location:  NW – Institute Street / Park Street

Built:  1910 – 1911

Style:  Neo-Classical

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown


Description:  The building faces south and is a two story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds of the slope of a hill in the center of Jonesville to the nortwest of the courthouse and was was originally the Jonesville Institute. The south front has a projecting center section with recessed entrance on the first story and large window on the second story. The building sits on the slope of a hill with landscaped grounds.




County Courthouse – Jonesville



















County Board Office – Jonesville




Photos taken 2013