Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Lee County, North Carolina

I had a short but nice visit to Lee County, North Carolina, back on August 16. I had driven through Lee County before, but this was my first time to stop and visit, and I enjoyed it!

Lee County was formed in 1907 from parts of three surrounding counties (Harnett, Chatham, and Moore). It was named for General Robert E. Lee of the Confederate Army. The county seat is Sanford, a city of nearly 30,000 people. One of Sanford's largest local industries in brick making, so it's fitting that Sanford, as the county seat, is home to the lovely brick Lee County Courthouse.

Driving through Sanford, a place called the Temple Theatre caught my eye, so I stopped and took a few pictures of it, too. According to the Wikipedia article about it, the Temple Theatre has been a cultural center during different periods of Sanford's history. I'm glad it's been restored and kept up.

Before I left the area, I decided to look for a geocache, and the hunt took me to Deep River Park, and the Camelback Bridge, which spans the Deep River and crosses the border between Lee and Chatham Counties. It was a lovely stop, a very peaceful place. (I also found the geocache, which made it even more fun!)

The rest of my Lee County, North Carolina, photos are here.