Lee County, Texas

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Lee County, Texas

Lee County features rolling terrain broken by the Yegua and its tributaries. Soils are red to black sandy to heavy loam. Contains Somerville Lake. Local economy consists of varied manufacturing, agribusiness, lignite coal operations and government services.

Land and Ranch Market Snapshot

Average Price $947K
Lowest Price $277K
Highest Price $4M
Total Listings 61
Avg. Days On Market 171
Avg. Price/SQFT $1.6K

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Where is Lee County, Texas?

  • Lee County, in the Claypan area of southeast Central Texas east of Austin, is bordered by Bastrop, Williamson, Milam, Burleson, Washington, and Fayette counties. Giddings, the largest town and county seat, is sixty miles east of Austin.
  •  U.S. Highway 77 is the major north-south road in the county, and U.S. Highway 290 and State Highway 21 are the principal east-west routes. Lee County is also served by two railroads, the Austin Area Terminal Railroad and the Union Pacific.
  • The county embraces 631 square miles and has an elevation range of 270 to 970 feet.

Adjacent Counties 

  • Milam County (north)
  • Burleson County (northeast)
  • Washington County (east)
  • Fayette County (southeast)
  • Bastrop County (southwest)
  • Williamson County (northwest)

 Sites and Attractions in Lee County

  • Lake Somerville is a popular attraction for people visiting Lee County. Four units make up Lake Somerville State Park. Birch Creek Unit is on the north side of the lake, while Nails Creek Unit is on the southwest side. The 13-mile Lake Somerville Trailway connects the two units. Somerville Public Hunting Land is nearby, also on the lake. Birch Creek and Nails Creek offer access to the lake for fishing, boating, paddling, and swimming. On land at either unit, you can camp, picnic, hike, ride mountain bikes, geocache, and go bird watching. Explore miles of multiuse trails.

  • The Texas Wendish Heritage Museum is located in Giddings, and preserves the history of the Texas Wends, Slavic immigrants from Lusatia, an area in eastern Germany. Today the Wends of Lusatia are called Sorbs.

Farming and Ranching in Lee County 

  • In 2002 the county had 1,848 farms and ranches covering 366,367 acres, 49 percent of which were devoted to pasture, 30 percent to crops, and 16 percent to woodlands. About 25,000 acres were irrigated. That year farmers and ranchers in the area earned $22,947,000; livestock sales accounted for $18,677,000 of the total. Beef cattle, nurseries, hay, poultry, peanuts horses and goats, and corn were the chief agricultural products.

History of Lee County

  • Tonkawas, removed in 1855 to the Brazos Reservation. Most Anglo-American settlement occurred after the Texas Revolution. Slaveholding area. Germans, Wends, and other Europeans began arriving in the 1850s. County created from Bastrop, Burleson, Fayette, and Washington counties in 1874 and organized the same year; named for Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.

 

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