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.


Created:  October 25, 1792

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 north front has a portico with four columns rising to a wide header at the roof line. There is a small portico on the north side. A wide belt runs bellow the roof line with a cornice. The roof line is flat. An addition was constructed on the south 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.


Note:  The previous courthouse constructed in 1865 was destroyed by fire on February 13, 1933.


County Board Office – Jonesville  




Location:  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 was originally the Jonesville Institute. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds. 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.



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





County Courthouse



















County Board Office




Photos taken 2013