Kentucky Atlas and Gazetteer

Map of Lee County, Kentucky

Lee county is in the Eastern Coal Field region of Kentucky. The elevation in the county ranges from 610 to 1367 feet above sea level.

It was formed in 1870 from Breathitt, Estill, Owsley, and Wolfe counties. The county seat is Beattyville.

In 2020 the county population was 7,395 in a land area of 208.86 square miles, an average of 35.4 people per square mile.

The equine population was 800 in the 2012 Kentucky Equine Survey.

Lee county is in the Kentucky River Area Development District.

Lee county was probably named for Lee county, Virginia.

Much of the county is within the Daniel Boone National Forest.

Census Census Data Lee County Seat Lee County Overview Google Map County Map Historical Markers National Register Cooperative Extension Beattyville, Kentucky Powell County, Kentucky Estill County, Kentucky Wolfe County, Kentucky Breathitt County, Kentucky Owsley County, Kentucky Jackson County, Kentucky

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