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Leesburg in Lee County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Lee County

 
 
Lee County Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 23, 2011
1. Lee County Marker
Inscription. Lee County was created by Acts of June 9, 1825 and Dec. 11, 1826 from Creek cessions of Jan. 24, 1826 and March 31, 1826. Originally, it contained all land in Randolph, Stewart, Quitman, Sumter, Terrell, Webster and part of Marion and Clay Counties. Lee County was named for Richard Henry Lee (1732-1794), Virginia Congressman, who on June 7, 1776 moved “that the colonies declare themselves free and independent.” First officers, commissioned May 14, 1827, were: Nathan Powell, Sheriff; Joseph White, Clerk of Sup. and Inf. Courts. Commissioned August 26, 1828 were Abner Holliday, Surveyor, and Gabriel Parker, Coroner.
 
Erected 1956 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 088-4.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 31° 43.953′ N, 84° 10.278′ W. Marker is in Leesburg, Georgia, in Lee County. Marker is at the intersection of Leslie Highway (Georgia Route 195) and 4th Street East, on the right when traveling north on Leslie Highway. Touch for map. The marker stands in front of the Lee County Courthouse. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 Leslie Highway, Leesburg GA 31763, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8
Lee County Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 23, 2011
2. Lee County Marker
other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Noted Indian Settlement (approx. 2.6 miles away); Palymra (approx. 6.7 miles away); Cox Landing Park (approx. 8.6 miles away); Albany’s First Brick House (approx. 10.6 miles away); Colonel Nelson Tift (approx. 10.7 miles away); Dougherty County (approx. 10.7 miles away); The Bridge House (approx. 10.8 miles away); Ray Charles (approx. 10.9 miles away).
 
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Lee County Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 23, 2011
3. Lee County Marker
The marker in front of the Lee County Courthouse, which was built in 1918 at a cost of $40,000.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 6, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 538 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 6, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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