Place:Lee, Mississippi, United States

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Lee is a county in north east Mississippi. The county seat is Tupelo. As of the 2010 census, the population was 82,910. Lee County is included in the Tupelo micropolitan area.

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History

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Lee was established on 26 October 1866 by the Mississippi State Legislature from parts of Itawamba and Pontotoc. It was named in honor of General Robert Edward Lee, General-in-Chief of the Armies of the Confederate States.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1866 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1867 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1867 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1867 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1867 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1870 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1880 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1870 15,955
1880 20,470
1890 20,040
1900 21,956
1910 28,894
1920 29,618
1930 35,313
1940 38,838
1950 38,237
1960 40,589
1970 46,148
1980 57,061
1990 65,581

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External links

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