Lee County, North Carolina Genealogy

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Lee County, North Carolina
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Location in the state of North Carolina
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Location of North Carolina in the U.S.
Founded March 6, 1907
County Seat Sanford
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County Courthouse

Lee County Courthouse
1400 S Horner Blvd
Sanford, NC 27330

Mailing Address:
PO Box 4209
Sanford, NC 27331
Tel: (919) 718-6300


Parent County

1907--Lee County was created 6 March 1907 from Moore and Chatham Counties.
County seat: Sanford [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties





The Clerk of Superior Court is elected for four years and must be a resident of the county in which he or she is elected. Unlike clerks of court in other states, the Clerk of Superior Court in North Carolina has numerous judicial functions.

As judge of probate, the Clerk has exclusive original jurisdiction over matters relating to the probate of wills, and the administration of estates, including appointing personal representatives, auditing their accounting, and removing them from office if necessary. The Clerk also presides over many other legal matters including adoptions, incompetency proceedings, condemnation of private lands for public use, and foreclosures. The Clerk is responsible for all clerical and record-keeping functions of the district and superior court. In addition, the Clerk receives and disburses money collected each year from court fees and fines.

Lee County Clerk of Court
Address: 1408 S. Horner Blvd. Sanford, NC 27330- Ph. (918) 774-4821
Records available: Wills and Estates, Court Records


Lee County Register Of Deeds
Lee County Courthouse
1408 S. Horner Blvd
P.O. Box 2040
Sanford, NC 27330
Tel: (919)718-4585

Has land records starting from 1908

Deed Records available for online research

Local Histories





There are Probate records available through theLee County Clerk of the Superior Court which includes wills, estate records and all transactions in reference to settlement of estates.


Vital Records

Societies and Libraries 

Web Sites

  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
  • Family History Library Catalog


  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).