Place:Lauderdale, Mississippi, United States

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NameLauderdale
Alt namesLauderdalesource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates32.383°N 88.683°W
Located inMississippi, United States     (1833 - )
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Lauderdale County is a county located in the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of the 2010 census, the population was 80,261. The county seat is Meridian. It is the largest county in the Meridian Micropolitan Statistical Area. Lauderdale County is named for colonel James Lauderdale, who was killed at the Battle of New Orleans in the War of 1812.

Lauderdale County was established on 23 December 1833. Named in honor of COL James Lauderdale, who distinguished himself during the War of 1812, the county was a thriving and prosperous concern until about the beginning of the twentieth century when the population began a modest decline. Occupying a land area of approximately 715 square miles, the counties history was in agriculture, logging and the railroad industry. In more recent times, the county has turned to the medical industry and retail sales as the chief employers.[1]

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Timeline

Date Event Source
1815 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1815 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1833 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1836 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1839 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1840 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1840 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1840 5,358
1850 8,717
1860 13,313
1870 13,462
1880 21,501
1890 29,661
1900 38,150
1910 46,919
1920 45,897
1930 52,748
1940 58,247
1950 64,171
1960 67,119
1970 67,087
1980 77,285
1990 75,555

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References

  1. Lauderdale County, Mississippi Genealogy Web



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