Lauderdale County, Alabama Records

Lauderdale County, Alabama (Map It) was created on February 6, 1818 from the Cherokee and Chickasaw Cession of 1816. Lauderdale county was named in honor of James Lauderdale (1780–1814), Colonel in War of 1812. In the early 1800's, Lauderdale, who moved to West Tennessee, became a major in General John Coffee's cavalry of volunteers. Later promoted to Lieutenant Colonel, he commanded a brigade of mounted riflemen, serving under Andrew Jackson in many battles against the Indians. According to reliable historians, Col. Lauderdale did not die in the Battle of New Orleans, but was wounded in the Battle of Talladega and dies on December 23, 1814, seventeen days before Jackson's crushing defeat of the British at New Orleans. Several towns and counties in the southern states were named in his honor, though it is said that he never set foot in Lauderdale County.

Lauderdale County is bordered by Lawrence County, Tennessee (north), Wayne County, Tennessee (north), Giles County, Tennessee (northeast), Limestone County (east), Lawrence County (southeast), Colbert County (south), Tishomingo County, Mississippi (west), Hardin County, Tennessee (northwest).

Lauderdale County Cities and Towns include Anderson, Florence, Killen, Lexington, Rogersville, St. Florian, Underwood-Petersville, Waterloo, Zip City.

A Map of Lauderdale County, Alabama contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries. There is a collection of old Alabama maps at

Lauderdale County, Alabama Courthouse Records

Lauderdale County, Alabama Courthouse
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Lauderdale County, AL Courthouse

The Lauderdale County Courthouse is located in Florence, Alabama.

Please contact the each clerk's department to confirm mailing address, hours, fees and other information before visiting or requesting information because contact information sometimes changes.  The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH.  The documents are available to interested parties, barring confidential issues.  Most staff will assist people in finding the materials, but it is up to the individual to do the research.

The following dates indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Lauderdale county. The date listed for each record is usually the earliest registration filed. The date does not indicate that there are alot records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually filed with the clerk.

Lauderdale County, Alabama Census Records

Lauderdale County, Alabama Vital Records

Lauderdale County, Alabama Resources

Lauderdale County, Alabama External Links

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