Lee County, Georgia

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Lee County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of 2000, the population was 24,757. The 2007 Census Estimate shows a population of 33,050.[1]. Its county seat is Leesburg.[2]

Lee County is included in the Albany, Georgia Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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History

The land for Lee, Muscogee, Troup, Coweta, and Carroll counties was ceded by the Creek people in the 1825 Treaty of Indian Springs. The counties' boundaries were created by the Georgia General Assembly on June 9, but they were not named until December 14, 1826. The county was named in honor of Richard Henry Lee.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 362 square miles (938 km²), of which 356 square miles (921 km²) is land and 6 square miles (16 km²) (1.72%) is water.

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