Welcome to Lee County -- The Gateway to the Real Southwest Virginia

Lee County was established in 1792 and named for Henry "Light Horse" Lee, a revolutionary hero and governor of Virginia (1791-1794). History has always played an important role in Lee County. When Daniel Boone first came upon Cumberland Gap, he had nothing but a trail to follow and a desire to find a better place and new opportunities. Since then, hundreds of pioneers have crossed this pass to find a new frontier and a new future. We have come a long way from having just a trail to follow. Cumberland Gap Tunnel allows new age frontiersmen and travelers safe passage to endless adventures and opportunities, giving them a four lane highway to Kentucky, Tennessee, and Virginia, attracting new industry and businesses to our area.

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