Lee County is a political subdivision of the State of Florida, governed by Florida's Constitution and general laws. Founded in 1887, Lee County became a Charter County upon approval of the voters on Nov. 5, 1996; effective Jan. 1, 1997.


125th Anniversary of Lee County

Lee County celebrated its 125th Anniversary (Quasquicentennial) on May 13, 2012 in honor of gaining independence from Monroe County in 1887. Please join us in remembering the past by viewing the historic photo gallery, testing your knowledge of trivia, exploring the reading list and more.

100th Anniversary of the Lee County Courthouse

The historic Lee County Courthouse celebrated the 100th Anniversary of its opening in December 2015. Read residents' memories of the courthouse.


Learn More About Lee County's History

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