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Welcome to Lee County, Kentucky!

Historic Marker in Lee County, KentuckyLee County was formed in 1870.  It is located in the Eastern Coal Field region of the state.  The elevation in the county ranges from 610 to 1367 feet above sea level.  In 2000 the county population was 7,916 in a land area of 209.86 square miles, an average of 37.7 people per square mile.  The county seat is Beattyville.