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Lee County, Kentucky

PO Box 551
Beattyville, KY 41311
Phone: (606) 464-4115
Fax: (606) 464-4102

In east-central KY, southeast of Lexington; organized Jan 29, 1870 from Owsley, Breathitt, Estill, and Wolfe counties. Name Origin: Traditionally for Robert E. Lee (1807-70), American general and commander-in-chief of the Confederate forces during the Civil War. Others claim it was named for Lee County, VA, former home of many early settlers

Area (sq mi):: 211.22 (land 209.86; water 1.36) Population per square mile: 36.70
Population 2005: 7,709 State rank: 110 Population change: 2000-20005 -2.60%; 1990-2000 6.70% Population 2000: 7,916 (White 94.90%; Black or African American 3.80%; Hispanic or Latino 0.40%; Asian 0.10%; Other 1.10%). Foreign born: 0.20%. Median age: 37.40
Income 2000: per capita $13,325; median household $18,544; Population below poverty level: 30.40% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $15,244-$16,613
Unemployment (2004): 7.50% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.40% Median travel time to work: 35.40 minutes Working outside county of residence: 41.50%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Lee County, South Carolina

PO Box 387
Bishopville, SC 29010
Phone: (803) 484-5341
Fax: (803) 484-1632

In north-central SC, north of Sumter; organized Feb 25, 1902 from Darlington, Sumter, and Kershaw counties. Name Origin: For Robert E. Lee (1807-70), American general and commander of the Confederate forces during the Civil War

Area (sq mi):: 411.30 (land 410.30; water 1.00) Population per square mile: 50.30
Population 2005: 20,638 State rank: 41 Population change: 2000-20005 2.60%; 1990-2000 9.10% Population 2000: 20,119 (White 34.60%; Black or African American 63.60%; Hispanic or Latino 1.30%; Asian 0.20%; Other 1.20%). Foreign born: 2.10%. Median age: 35.70
Income 2000: per capita $13,896; median household $26,907; Population below poverty level: 21.80% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $17,225-$18,643
Unemployment (2004): 8.60% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.40% Median travel time to work: 29.70 minutes Working outside county of residence: 57.30%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Lee County, Illinois

112 E 2nd St
Dixon, IL 61021
Phone: (815) 288-3309
Fax: (815) 288-6492
www.leecountyillinois.com

In north-central IL south of Rockford; organized Feb 27, 1839 from Ogle County. Name Origin: For Richard Henry Lee (1732-1794), VA statesman, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, and U.S. senator from VA (1789-92)

Area (sq mi):: 729.29 (land 725.36; water 3.92) Population per square mile: 49.20
Population 2005: 35,669 State rank: 42 Population change: 2000-20005 -1.10%; 1990-2000 4.90% Population 2000: 36,062 (White 90.50%; Black or African American 4.90%; Hispanic or Latino 3.20%; Asian 0.60%; Other 1.80%). Foreign born: 1.90%. Median age: 37.90
Income 2000: per capita $18,650; median household $40,967; Population below poverty level: 7.70% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $23,134-$24,254
Unemployment (2004): 5.90% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.70% Median travel time to work: 21.80 minutes Working outside county of residence: 36.50%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Dixon County seat (15,452)

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    Lee County, Iowa

    PO Box 488
    Fort Madison, IA 52627
    Phone: (319) 372-6557
    Fax: (319) 372-8200
    www.leecounty.org

    On southeasternmost border of IA; established Dec 7, 1836 (prior to statehood) from Des Moines County. Name Origin: Probably for Albert Miller Lea (1807-90), a surveyor of the Des Moines River who mapped the Iowa District, or for Charles Lee, an official of the New York Land Company, which had extensive landholdings in the area

    Area (sq mi):: 538.77 (land 517.39; water 21.37) Population per square mile: 70.90
    Population 2005: 36,705 State rank: 19 Population change: 2000-20005 -3.50%; 1990-2000 -1.60% Population 2000: 38,052 (White 93.00%; Black or African American 2.80%; Hispanic or Latino 2.40%; Asian 0.40%; Other 2.60%). Foreign born: 1.10%. Median age: 39.50
    Income 2000: per capita $18,430; median household $36,193; Population below poverty level: 9.70% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $23,406-$25,226
    Unemployment (2004): 7.60% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.70% Median travel time to work: 16.80 minutes Working outside county of residence: 18.40%
    Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Fort Madison County seat (10,944)
  • Keokuk (10,845)

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    Lee County, Florida

    PO Box 398
    Fort Myers, FL 33902
    Phone: (239) 335-2227
    Fax: (239) 335-2599
    www.lee-county.com

    On southwestern Gulf coast of FL, north of Naples; organized May 13, 1887 from Monroe County. Name Origin: For Robert E. Lee (1807-70), American general and commander in chief of the Confederate forces during the Civil War

    Area (sq mi):: 1211.89 (land 803.63; water 408.26) Population per square mile: 677.90
    Population 2005: 544,758 State rank: 8 Population change: 2000-20005 23.60%; 1990-2000 31.60% Population 2000: 440,888 (White 82.00%; Black or African American 6.60%; Hispanic or Latino 9.50%; Asian 0.80%; Other 5.00%). Foreign born: 9.20%. Median age: 45.20
    Income 2000: per capita $24,542; median household $40,319; Population below poverty level: 9.70% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $29,006-$31,487
    Unemployment (2004): 3.90% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.70% Median travel time to work: 25.00 minutes Working outside county of residence: 11.30%
    Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Cape Coral (127,985)
  • Fort Myers County seat (52,901)
  • Bonita Springs (35,850)

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    Lee County, Texas

    PO Box 419
    Giddings, TX 78942
    Phone: (979) 542-3684
    Fax: (979) 542-2623
    www.co.lee.tx.us

    In east-central TX, east of Austin; organized Apr 14, 1874 from Bastrop, Burleson, Washington, and Fayette counties. Name Origin: For Robert E. Lee (1807-70), American general and commander in chief of the Confederate forces during the Civil War

    Area (sq mi):: 634.03 (land 628.50; water 5.53) Population per square mile: 26.30
    Population 2005: 16,526 State rank: 131 Population change: 2000-20005 5.60%; 1990-2000 21.80% Population 2000: 15,657 (White 68.50%; Black or African American 12.10%; Hispanic or Latino 18.20%; Asian 0.20%; Other 11.10%). Foreign born: 6.10%. Median age: 35.60
    Income 2000: per capita $17,163; median household $36,280; Population below poverty level: 11.90% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $22,229-$23,017
    Unemployment (2004): 4.50% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.70% Median travel time to work: 30.00 minutes Working outside county of residence: 37.40%
    Cities with population over 10,000: None
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    Lee County, Virginia

    PO Box 367
    Jonesville, VA 24263
    Phone: (276) 346-7714
    Fax: (276) 346-7712
    www.leecountyvachamber.org

    On the southwestern border of VA, west of Kingsport, TN; organized Oct 25, 1792 from Russell County. Name Origin: For Henry "Lighthorse Harry" Lee (1756-1818), VA soldier, statesman, governor (1792-95), and U.S. representative (1799-1801); father of Robert E. Lee (1807-70)

    Area (sq mi):: 437.32 (land 437.13; water 0.18) Population per square mile: 54.20
    Population 2005: 23,686 State rank: 69 Population change: 2000-20005 0.40%; 1990-2000 -3.70% Population 2000: 23,589 (White 98.10%; Black or African American 0.40%; Hispanic or Latino 0.50%; Asian 0.20%; Other 0.90%). Foreign born: 0.50%. Median age: 39.70
    Income 2000: per capita $13,625; median household $22,972; Population below poverty level: 23.90% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $17,376-$20,261
    Unemployment (2004): 5.20% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.30% Median travel time to work: 29.50 minutes Working outside county of residence: 38.00%
    Cities with population over 10,000: None
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    Lee County, Georgia

    PO Box 889
    Leesburg, GA 31763
    Phone: (229) 759-6000
    Fax: (229) 759-6050
    www.lee.ga.us

    In southwestern GA, north of Albany; original county; established Jun 9, 1826 from Indian lands. Name Origin: For Richard Henry Lee (1732-94), signer of the Declaration of Independence, VA legislator, and U.S. senator (1789-92)

    Area (sq mi):: 362.01 (land 355.77; water 6.24) Population per square mile: 87.40
    Population 2005: 31,099 State rank: 53 Population change: 2000-20005 25.60%; 1990-2000 52.40% Population 2000: 24,757 (White 81.60%; Black or African American 15.50%; Hispanic or Latino 1.20%; Asian 0.80%; Other 1.40%). Foreign born: 1.70%. Median age: 32.60
    Income 2000: per capita $19,897; median household $48,600; Population below poverty level: 8.20% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $22,724-$21,811
    Unemployment (2004): 3.20% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.40% Median travel time to work: 21.40 minutes Working outside county of residence: 82.00%
    Cities with population over 10,000: None
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    Lee County, Arkansas

    15 E Chestnut St
    Marianna, AR 72360
    Phone: (870) 295-7715
    Fax: (870) 295-7766

    On central-eastern border of AR; organized Apr 17, 1873 from Phillips and Monroe counties. Name Origin: For Robert E. Lee (1807-70), American general and commander in chief of the Confederate forces during the Civil War

    Area (sq mi):: 619.47 (land 601.66; water 17.80) Population per square mile: 19.20
    Population 2005: 11,545 State rank: 61 Population change: 2000-20005 -8.20%; 1990-2000 -3.60% Population 2000: 12,580 (White 40.30%; Black or African American 57.20%; Hispanic or Latino 2.20%; Asian 0.30%; Other 1.10%). Foreign born: 0.30%. Median age: 34.60
    Income 2000: per capita $10,983; median household $20,510; Population below poverty level: 29.90% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $14,795-$19,594
    Unemployment (2004): 11.60% Unemployment change (from 2000): 2.20% Median travel time to work: 22.50 minutes Working outside county of residence: 33.80%
    Cities with population over 10,000: None
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    Lee County, Alabama

    PO Box 666
    Opelika, AL 36803
    Phone: (334) 745-9767
    Fax: (334) 742-9478

    On eastern border of AL, north of Columbus; organized Dec 15, 1866 from Chambers and Macon counties. Name Origin: For Robert E. Lee (1807-70), American general and commander in chief of the Confederate forces during the Civil War

    Area (sq mi):: 615.55 (land 608.71; water 6.84) Population per square mile: 202.50
    Population 2005: 123,254 State rank: 8 Population change: 2000-20005 7.10%; 1990-2000 32.10% Population 2000: 115,092 (White 73.20%; Black or African American 22.70%; Hispanic or Latino 1.40%; Asian 1.60%; Other 1.60%). Foreign born: 2.70%. Median age: 27.50
    Income 2000: per capita $17,158; median household $30,952; Population below poverty level: 21.80% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $20,254-$22,227
    Unemployment (2004): 4.20% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.40% Median travel time to work: 20.60 minutes Working outside county of residence: 31.80%
    Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Auburn (48,348)
  • Opelika County seat (23,483)

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    Lee County, North Carolina

    PO Box 4209
    Sanford, NC 27331
    Phone: (919) 708-4400
    Fax: (919) 775-3483
    www.leecountync.com

    In central NC, southwest of Raleigh; organized Mar 6, 1907 from Chatham and Moore counties. Name Origin: For Robert E. Lee (1807-70), American general and commander in chief of the Confederate forces during the Civil War

    Area (sq mi):: 259.33 (land 257.26; water 2.07) Population per square mile: 216.50
    Population 2005: 55,704 State rank: 46 Population change: 2000-20005 13.60%; 1990-2000 18.50% Population 2000: 49,040 (White 66.20%; Black or African American 20.50%; Hispanic or Latino 11.70%; Asian 0.70%; Other 8.80%). Foreign born: 9.50%. Median age: 35.90
    Income 2000: per capita $19,147; median household $38,900; Population below poverty level: 12.80% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $25,155-$27,669
    Unemployment (2004): 5.80% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.30% Median travel time to work: 24.10 minutes Working outside county of residence: 28.40%
    Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Sanford County seat (23,469)

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    Lee County, Mississippi

    PO Box 7127
    Tupelo, MS 38802
    Phone: (662) 841-9100
    Fax: (662) 680-6091
    www.leecoms.com

    In northeastern MS, north of Columbus; organized Oct 26, 1866 from Itawamba and Pontotoc counties. Name Origin: For Robert E. Lee (1807-70), American general and commander in chief of the Confederate forces during the Civil War

    Area (sq mi):: 453.14 (land 449.59; water 3.55) Population per square mile: 175.30
    Population 2005: 78,793 State rank: 7 Population change: 2000-20005 4.00%; 1990-2000 15.50% Population 2000: 75,755 (White 73.10%; Black or African American 24.50%; Hispanic or Latino 1.20%; Asian 0.50%; Other 1.20%). Foreign born: 1.10%. Median age: 34.60
    Income 2000: per capita $18,956; median household $36,165; Population below poverty level: 13.40% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $25,227-$27,941
    Unemployment (2004): 5.50% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.00% Median travel time to work: 19.30 minutes Working outside county of residence: 12.00%
    Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Tupelo County seat (35,418)

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    References in periodicals archive ?
    BNA's main office and two branch offices are located in New Albany with another branch located in Myrtle, Mississippi and two in Tupelo and Lee County, Mississippi.
    Having been convicted for an armed robbery in 2004 that took place in Lee County, Mississippi, he was released in 2012 after serving eight years in prison, the AP reported.
    Dutschke pled guilty in January "to one count of developing and possessing ricin, and three subsequent counts of mailing threatening letters laced with the substance to the President of the United States, US Senator Roger Wicker, and Lee County, Mississippi, Justice Court Judge Sadie Holland.
    NMHS benefits from an approximately 60% leading market share across its primary service area (PSA), including market share of over 90% in Lee County, Mississippi, where its 621-bed flagship hospital, North Mississippi Medical Center, is located.
    An affidavit in support of the criminal complaint cites the mailing of envelopes containing typewritten letters and "a suspicious granular substance" to Republican Senator Roger Wicker of Mississippi, the president and Sadie Holland, a Justice Court judge in Lee County, Mississippi.
    During his tenure, the company has been transformed from a community banking company based and focused in the Tupelo and Lee County, Mississippi market to a multi-state bank holding company.
    Pontotoc-based American Furniture filed a lawsuit against Washington and others in The Circuit Court of Lee County, Mississippi, to prevent them from doing business in the upholstered furniture industry.