Historic Markers Across Alabama



Lee County Courthouse



Marker ID: HCC 
Location: on Lee County Courthouse lawn, Opelika, Alabama.
County: Lee
Coordinates: N 32° 38.758    W 085° 22.744
  32.64596666    -85.37906666
Waymark: WMHJGZ
 



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LEE COUNTY COURTHOUSE


Lee County was created from portions of Russell, Macon, Chambers and Tallapoosa by act of the Alabama legislature, approved December 5, 1866. The county's first election was held January 21, 1867. An early courthouse stood across the street from the present structure. In 1896, when W. C. Robinson was Probate Judge, erection of today’s courthouse got underway: low bid, $23, 000; architect’s fee, $1,000; total bond issue, including jail, $35,000. Last bonds paid off in late 1930’s. Placed on the National Register of Historic Places July 23, 1973.

Erected by the Historic Chattahoochee Commission, 1978.


LEE COUNTY PROBATE JUDGES


David Read, January 21, 1867- August 10, 1872 Wilson Williams, August 1872 - 1880 James K. Edwards, 1881- October 20, 1883 Thomas L. Frazer, November 2, 1883 - 1886 William Carlisle Robinson, 1887 - 1898 Frank Monroe Renfro, 1899 -1904 John B. Lyons, Late 1904 - May 24, 1915 Griffin P. Butler, June 1, 1915 - November 28, 1932 Lum Duke, late 1932 - January 1935 John T. Frazer, January 15, 1935 - January 25, 1949 James Lewis Killian, 1949- 1950 Ira H. Weissinger, Sr., November 11, 1950 - January 17, 1977 I. H. (Hal) Smith, January 18, 1977.

Erected by the Historic Chattahoochee Commission, 1978.








End of Lee County Courthouse