Brief History of Lee County
Bastrop, Burleson, Fayette & Washington counties
County was organized in April 1874 and was craved from Bastrop,
Burleson, Fayette and Washington counties. The county is
named for General Robert E. Lee, the Confederate Army
Commander-In-Chief . There is rich history in Lee County that
includes Tonkawa Indians, Camino Real or Old San Antonio Road (modern
day TX Hwy. 21)and old Spanish Missions (now in Milam Co.).
For more information, there is a very detailed article by Christopher
Long located on The Handbook of Texas Online website, located
here. Lee County is also known for some original
counties, such as, Austin's Little Colony; Milam Colony; Leftwich's
Colony; Austin's Original Colony; and DeWitt's Colony.
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