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Indiana Bicentennial Celebration 2016

Legacy Projects > A Historical Book on the Town of Lee, Indiana A Historical Book on the Town of Lee, Indiana

Like so many towns that were founded by the coming of the railroads throughout the State of Indiana, a large percentage today are gone. In the beginning the rail lines stopped for water and wood every 6 to 10 miles throughout White County. These stops became small towns complete with a depot, stores and early settlers. Lee, Indiana, like so many throughout the state, died out when the rail lines stopped passenger service and closed depots. Such was the fate of Lee. As the local resident died off, the churches consolidated to larger towns. With reduced populations the schools too were consolidated. When the people left, so did the business. This domino effect reduced the town of Lee to history. This legacy book titled “History and Reflections of Lee, Indiana”, documents the founding, development, businesses, schools, teachers, churches and graveyards in and around the town of Lee.