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Lee County Genealogy

Lee County was formed in 1902 from Darlington, Sumter and Kershaw Counties. Bishopville is the county seat. The county was named for Confederate General Robert E. Lee.

The area that has become Lee County was witness to the Revolutionary War battle of Ratcliff’s Bridge. It is also home to a marker near the homesite of Henry Durant who served under Francis “Swamp Fox” Marion during the Revolutionary War.

The Civil War era was witness to the a battle at Mount Elon, near Cypress Crossroads.

Lee County is also home to the South Carolina Cotton Museum. Cotton has been a major agricultural product of the county in the past.

The county is home to Lee State Park and Pearl Fryer’s Topiary Garden. Among the more unusual notes, Lee County, SC is known in some circles for The Lizard Man of Scape Ore Swamp, or the Lizard Man of Lee County.

Lee County SCGenweb site

Lee County Courthouse
P.O. Box 309
County Courthouse
Bishopville, SC 29010


1850 Federal Census Index – by last name only


USGS listing of cemeteries in Lee County.

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Cities and towns of Lee County:

Bishopville (County Seat)
McCutchen Crossroads
South Lynchburg
Stokes Bridge

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