Lee County Texas

Welcome to the Lee County, TXGenWeb Project site!  My name is Jane Keppler and I am the County Coordinator for Lee County.  If you have an interest in helping to maintain this site, please email me.  I am looking for volunteers.

While visiting the site I hope that you will find valuable information to aid in your research for families in Lee County.
This site is part of the TXGenWeb Project & USGenWeb Project.  All information on this site is
FREE for your personal use.  If you paid to view any of these pages, please contact the me.   If you have questions, suggestions or comments, please feel free to email me anytime. To submit information please email me the information to be contributed to this site as well as your name and email address.

County of the Month Winners Circle!

Click here to nominate LEE COUNTY!!!!

Brief History of Lee County

Parent Counties:  Bastrop, Burleson, Fayette & Washington counties
Organized:  April 1874
County Seat:  Giddings

Lee 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.




Announce family reunions, cemetery cleanings or genealogy events here!




 Texas Czech Genealogical Society (TCGS) and Czech Heritage Museum and Genealogy Center

The TCGS is promoting the newly published 222 page book, Památník Čechoslováků which contains many photos and stories along with a surname index.  For more information and a full list of TCGS publications please see https://txczgs.org under “Store”





Surrounding Counties


TXGenWeb County of the Month Award

TXGenWeb has initiated a program to recognize the efforts of County Coordinators
who provide outstanding resources and assistance to county visitors.  This program
is The Mike Basham Memorial TXGenWeb County of the Month Award
If you feel that Lee County or another Texas County should be nominated for this  prestigious award, please take a moment and nominate your county of choice.  To
view the past and present, please visit the Mike Basham Memorial TXGenWeb County of the Month Awards and the Hall of Fame Awards.



WE NEED YOUR HELP! Lee County TXGenWeb Project needs your records.
Please submit anything which maybe of value to other researchers: Bible records, marriage records, wills, pension records, land records, death and obituary records, photos, and old letters. County, community, church, and school histories.  Your help in helping other researchers is vital to the success of the TXGenWeb Project.

Just contact Jane Keppler with your information or questions. 



Do you enjoy "surfing" the TXGenWeb county websites and have a few extra hours available each month?  Then contact Jane Keppler for more information on joining the surfing committee. 

If you are interested in adopting a county, please check out the Orphan page.  

If you or your genealogy group would like  to sponsor a county, please contact TXGenWeb State Coordinator: Gina Hefferman  .


Website maintained by Jane Keppler, Lee County Coordinator.
Gina Hefferman - TX State Coordinator
Assistant State Coordinators: Jane KepplerBunny Freeman and Laura Gregory Roberts


Copyright © 1997-present by Jane Keppler. This information may be used by individuals for their own personal use, libraries and genealogical societies. Commercial use of this information is strictly prohibited without prior written permission from Jane Keppler.

If material is copied, this copyright notice must appear with the information and please email me and let me know. Neither the Site Coordinators nor the volunteers assume any responsibility for the information or material given by the contributors or for errors of fact or judgment in material that is published at this website.

Page Modified: 22 January 2021