COUNTY ORGANIZED: 1874
COUNTY NAMED FOR: Robert E. Lee, army officer and commander of the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia during the Civil War.
COUNTY SEAT NAMED FOR: The town is usually said to have been named for
Jabez Deming Giddings, a stockholder in the railroad, though some sources state that the source of the name was Dewitt C. Giddings.
Two - 1878 and 1897
STANDING: One - 1897 Romanesque Revival courthouse built of brick.
RENOVATION: Complete - Rededication
October 8, 2004
NOTE: This building is similar to the
Comal County Courthouse in New Braunfels.