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Lee County Historic Marker

 

Location of sign - 215 S 9th St., Opelika, Alabama

 

Photo taken- January 2006

 

Jackson County Historic Marker

Photo courtesy of Jimmy Wayne

 

Text of sign:

 

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 help January 21, 1867.

 

An early courthouse stood across the street from the current structure in 1896 when W. G. Robinson was Probate Judge.  

Erection of today's structure 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.

 

 

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