Lee County, Alabama
|County of Lee|
"The Heart of Dixie"
|Founded||December 5, 1866|
|Named for||General Robert E. Lee|
|• Total||616 sq mi (1,600 km2)|
|• Land||608 sq mi (1,570 km2)|
|• Water||8.3 sq mi (21 km2) 1.3%%|
| • Estimate |
|• Density||230/sq mi (88/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−6 (Central)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−5 (CDT)|
Lee County is a county in the U.S. state of Alabama. As of the 2010 census, the population was 140,247. The county seat is Opelika, and the largest city is Auburn. The county is named for General Robert E. Lee (1807–1870), who served as General in Chief of the Armies of the Confederate States in 1865.
References[change | change source]
- "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 13, 2011. Retrieved May 16, 2014.
- "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved June 7, 2011.
- Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States (Report). U.S. Geological survey. Bulletin no. 258 (2nd ed.). Washington: Government Printing Office. p. 184. LCCN 05000751. OCLC 1156805 – via United States Geological Survey.