The 46th Miss
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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.
illustrated, Lauderdale County lies on the eastern boundary of
the state of Mississippi, centrally located on the North-South
axis. The adjacent counties in Mississippi are Kemper to the
North, Neshoba is Northwest,
Newton in the West,
Southwest and Clarke to the South. In Alabama, Lauderdale
County adjoins Sumter in the Northeast and
Choctow in the
Southeast. Click on any of the adjacent county names
to access the appropriate site for that county.
The latest articles:
Nineteenth Century Marriages
This comprehensive listing includes all marriages
Lauderdale County from its creation up to and including the year
1900. If your ancestors aren't here, they didn't get married in
Cyclone: The Great Storm of 1906
This article documents the events of March 2, 1906 as the
destructive tornado in Mississippi struck the City of Meridian. In
parts, a great deal of detail about the city's history and development
has been included in the article.
A Haunting Tale
A companion story to the Cyclone of 1906, this brief story
reports of a haunting at the Peavey Melody Music story in downtown
A New Section:
The Constantine Rea Historical Society.
Includes a three-part biography of Lauderdale Counties
Con Rea and a multiple-part history of the 46th Mississippi
Regiment along with several other interesting articles.
(31 Mar 08)
Hancock: One of Lauderdale County's First Citizens
(8 Feb 08)
Question of Honor: The 1855 Rea - Evans Duel
(7 Feb 08)
at the Marion Brickyard (31
(13 Dec 07)
Movers and Shakers: William Harris Hardy
(30 Sep 07)
(15 Aug 07)
Creek Where the Rabbit Dances
(15 Aug 07)
Lauderdale Springs Confederate Cemetery
(19 Jul 07)
Orphans' Home of Mississippi
A Brief History of Mississippi Leading to the Creation of Lauderdale
(26 Mar 07)
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Tuesday, 28 March 2017
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