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Lauderdale County, Mississippi

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  • Capt. James R. Gardner, CSA (1829 - 1864)
    James' birth, military, and death information are available at During the Civil War, James served as the captain of Company H, 20th Tennessee Cavalry Regiment. "Wounded and treated at the Lauderdale ...
  • James Fincher Boydstun (1863 - 1957)
    Page 379 Bibliographic information: The descendants of Rev. Thomas Hooker, Hartford, Connecticut, 1586-1908 : being an account of what is known of Rev. Thomas Hooker's family in England : and m...
  • Barry Hannah (1942 - 2010)
    Hannah (April 23, 1942 – March 1, 2010) was an American novelist and short story writer from Mississippi. Hannah was born in Meridian, Mississippi, on April 23, 1942, and grew up in Clinton, Mississipp...
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    Pvt. Hugh James Grainger, (CSA) (1828 - 1863)
    Find a Grave:------------------------------------CSA, Co. K, 26th South Carolina Infantry.Hugh James Grainger enlisted at Blanton Crossroads (now Green Sea Township), SC January 1, 1862, 34 years of ag...
  • Eddie Louis Heard (1926 - 2011)
    Retired Navy Veteran & Senior Gleaner, passed away. Memorial Service: August 10, 2011, 10:30 a.m. at Antioch Progressive Baptist Church, Sacramento, CA. Interment: Sacramento Valley National Cemetery, ...

Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Lauderdale County, Mississippi.

Official Website

The county was created December 23, 1833 from the Choctaw Cession. It was named for Colonel James Lauderdale, who was killed at the Battle of New Orleans in the War of 1812.

Adjacent Counties

Cities, Towns & Communities

  • Alamucha
  • Bailey
  • Collinsville
  • Daleville
  • Kewanee
  • Lauderdale
  • Marion
  • Meridian (County Seat)
  • Meridian Station
  • Nellieburg
  • Point
  • Russell
  • Savoy
  • Toomsuba
  • Topton
  • Whynot
  • Zero



National Register of Historic Places

MS Gen Web

Genealogy Trails

Roots Web

Lauderdale County Archives - (1835-1902, some undated)