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Lee County, Alabama
 Location of Lee County in Alabama.

Location of Lee County in Alabama. Image File history File links Lee_County_Alabama. ...

 Map illustrating the original boundaries of Lee County and the counties from which it was carved.

Map illustrating the original boundaries of Lee County and the counties from which it was carved. Image File history File links Lee_County_AL_formation. ...

Lee County is a county of the State of Alabama. Its name is in honor of Robert E. Lee, commanding general of the Confederate Army. As of 2004 the population was 120,714. Its county seat is Opelika, and its largest city is Auburn. There are a total of seven incorporated cities and towns in Lee County, four of which lie entirely within the county. Originally, in continental Europe, a county was the land under the jurisdiction of a count. ... A U.S. state is any one of the fifty states (four of which officially favor the term commonwealth) which, along with the District of Columbia, form the United States of America. ... Official language(s) English Capital Montgomery Largest city Birmingham Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 30th 52,423 mi²/135,775 km² 190 mi/306 km 330 mi/531 km 3. ... Robert E. Lee, 1863 Portrait by Julian Vannerson Robert Edward Lee (January 19, 1807 – October 12, 1870) was a career army officer and the most successful general of the Confederate forces during the American Civil War. ... Motto: Deo Vindice (Latin: With God As Our Vindicator) Anthem: God Save the South (unofficial) Dixie (popular) Capital Montgomery, Alabama February 4, 1861–May 29, 1861 Richmond, Virginia May 29, 1861–April 9, 1865 Danville, Virginia April 3–April 10, 1865 Largest city New Orleans February 4, 1861–May 1... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A county seat is an administrative center for a county. ... Opelika is a city located in Lee County in east central Alabama. ... Auburn is a city in east central Alabama, near the Georgia border. ...




Image File history File links Lee_County_AL_Political_Map. ... Image File history File links Lee_County_AL_Political_Map. ...

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History

Lee County was established by act of the Alabama state legislature on December 5, 1866 out of parts of Macon, Tallapoosa, Chambers, and Russell Counties. In an election to determine the county seat, Opelika was chosen over Auburn and Salem. December 5 is the 339th day (340th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1866 is a common year starting on Monday. ... Macon County is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Tallapoosa County is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Chambers County is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Russell County is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Location of Salem in Lee County. ...



In 1923, the town of Phenix City, located in the southeastern corner of Lee County, merged with the town of Girard, located in the northeastern corner of Russell County. To prevent the new town of Phenix City from straddling the Lee-Russell line, Lee County ceded to Russell County the 10 square miles in the southeastern corner surrounding Phenix City in exchange for 20 square miles in the northwest corner of Russell County surrounding the unincorporated community of Marvyn. This new territory is what forms the southern "panhandle" of Lee County. 1923 (MCMXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... Phenix City is a city located mostly in Russell County, Alabama, and partly in Lee County. ... Russell County is a county of the State of Alabama. ... A panhandle is a geographic term for a long and usually thin projection of a U.S. state. ...


Politics and Government

Among the principal governmental functions vested in Alabama counties are law enforcement; tax assessment, levy and collection; administration of decedent's estates and probate matters; maintenance of real and personal property title records; construction and maintenance of public roads and bridges; and maintenance of the county courthouse, which provides office space for various county officials and departments.


Lee County is governed by a six-member County Commission, composed of a Chairman and five Commissioners. The Probate Judge, who serves as Chairman of the County Commission, is elected countywide for a six-year term. The other five members of the County Commission are elected from single-member districts for four-year terms. Each Commissioner must be a registered voter and live within the district they represent. Commissioners are not all elected at the same time. Three commissioners are elected in one election cycle, and the other two members are elected in the next election cycle two years later, so that the terms are staggered for continuity.


The County Commission employs a County Administrator, who serves as its chief administrative officer. It is the responsibility of the County Administrator to carry out the policies and directives of the Commission, and for the development and management of the County's annual operating budget. The Administrator serves as the budgetary agent for all county offices. The County Administrator is also responsible for the supervision and management of various department heads, and for ensuring that all agreements, leases and other contractual obligations of the Commission are properly performed. The County Administrator works with Lee County Commissioners and other elected county officials to facilitate the delivery of quality and effective services to the citizens of Lee County[1].


Geography

Lee County is in east central Alabama, and is bounded by the Chattahoochee River and the state of Georgia to the east, Chambers County, Alabama to the north, Tallapoosa County, Alabama to the northwest, Macon County, Alabama to the southwest, and Russell County, Alabama to the south. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,594 km² (616 mi²). 1,577 km² (609 mi²) of it is land and 18 km² (7 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 1.11% water. Official language(s) English Capital Montgomery Largest city Birmingham Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 30th 52,423 mi²/135,775 km² 190 mi/306 km 330 mi/531 km 3. ... The Chattahoochee River runs from the Chattahoochee Spring in the mountains of northeast Georgia, southwestward by Atlanta and through its suburbs, then turns southward to form the southern half of the Georgia/Alabama state line. ... Chambers County is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Tallapoosa County is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Macon County is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Russell County is a county of the State of Alabama. ... The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is an Imperial unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (5,280 feet, 1,760 yards, 1,609. ...


Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 115,092 people, 45,702 households, and 27,284 families residing in the county. The population density is 73/km² (189/mi²). There are 50,329 housing units at an average density of 32/km² (83/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 74.07% White, 22.65% Black or African American, 0.24% Native American, 1.63% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.46% from other races, and 0.93% from two or more races. 1.43% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There are 45,702 households out of which 29.70% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.10% are married couples living together, 11.80% have a female householder with no husband present, and 40.30% are non-families. 27.80% of all households are made up of individuals and 5.70% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.42 and the average family size is 3.03. To meet Wikipedias quality standards and appeal to a wider international audience, this article may require cleanup. ...


In the county the population is spread out with 23.30% under the age of 18, 22.70% from 18 to 24, 28.10% from 25 to 44, 17.80% from 45 to 64, and 8.10% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 28 years. For every 100 females there are 96.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 95.20 males.


The median income for a household in the county is $30,952, and the median income for a family is $46,781. Males have a median income of $33,598 versus $23,228 for females. The per capita income for the county is $17,158. 21.80% of the population and 11.10% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 16.30% of those under the age of 18 and 12.00% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Cities and towns

Auburn is a city in east central Alabama, near the Georgia border. ... Loachapoka is a town located in Lee County, Alabama. ... Notasulga is a town located in Lee County and Macon County in Alabama. ... Macon County is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Opelika is a city located in Lee County in east central Alabama. ... Phenix City is a city located mostly in Russell County, Alabama, and partly in Lee County. ... Russell County is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Smiths Station is a census-designated place and city located in Lee County, Alabama. ... Waverly is a town located in Chambers County, Alabama. ... Chambers County is a county of the State of Alabama. ...

Unincorporated Communities

Location of Beauregard in Lee County. ... Bee Hive, Alabama is an unincorporated community in Lee County, Alabama. ... Location of Beulah in Lee County. ... Location of Gold Hill in Lee County. ... Location of Marvyn in Lee County. ... Location of Roxana in Lee County. ... Location of Salem in Lee County. ...

Notes

  1. ^  Text on Lee County government used with permission of Lee County Commissioners Office.

References

  • Barnes, Margaret Anne (1998). The Tragedy and the Triumph of Phenix City, Alabama. Macon, Ga., Mercer University Press. ISBN 0-86554-613-4
  • Nunn, Alexander (Ed.) (1983). Lee County and Her Forebears. Montgomery, Ala., Herff Jones. LCCCN 83-081693
  • Wright, John Peavy (1969). Glimpses into the past from my Grandfather's Trunk. Alexander City, Ala., Outlook Publishing Company, Inc. LCCCN 74-101331
Flag of Alabama State of Alabama
Capital: Montgomery
Largest Metro: Birmingham-Hoover-Cullman Metropolitan Area
Other Metro Areas Anniston-Oxford | Auburn-Opelika | Dothan-Enterprise | Gadsden | Huntsville-Decatur | Mobile | Montgomery | Florence-Muscle Shoals | Tuscaloosa-Northport
Regions: Greater Birmingham | Black Belt | Central Alabama | Lower Alabama | Mobile Bay | North Alabama | South Alabama
Largest cities: Birmingham | Huntsville | Mobile | Montgomery
Major cities: Anniston | Auburn | Decatur | Dothan | Florence | Gadsden | Hoover | Tuscaloosa
All cities: List of cities in Alabama
Counties: Autauga | Baldwin | Barbour | Bibb | Blount | Bullock | Butler | Calhoun | Chambers | Cherokee | Chilton | Choctaw | Clarke | Clay | Cleburne | Coffee | Colbert | Conecuh | Coosa | Covington | Crenshaw | Cullman | Dale | Dallas | DeKalb | Elmore | Escambia | Etowah | Fayette | Franklin | Geneva | Greene | Hale | Henry | Houston | Jackson | Jefferson | Lamar | Lauderdale | Lawrence | Lee | Limestone | Lowndes | Macon | Madison | Marengo | Marion | Marshall | Mobile | Monroe | Montgomery | Morgan | Perry | Pickens | Pike | Randolph | Russell | Shelby | St. Clair | Sumter | Talladega | Tallapoosa | Tuscaloosa | Walker | Washington | Wilcox | Winston

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Lee County, Alabama - definition of Lee County, Alabama in Encyclopedia (432 words)
Lee County is a county of the State of Alabama.
In the county the population is spread out with 23.30% under the age of 18, 22.70% from 18 to 24, 28.10% from 25 to 44, 17.80% from 45 to 64, and 8.10% who are 65 years of age or older.
The median income for a household in the county is $30,952, and the median income for a family is $46,781.
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