Lauderdale County, Mississippi Genealogy

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Template:Mississippi-stub United States Gotoarrow.png Mississippi Gotoarrow.png Lauderdale County

County Courthouse

Lauderdale County Courthouse
410 Constitution Ave; PO Box 1587
Meridian, MS 39302
Phone: 601.482.9704 

Clerk Chancery Court has divorce, probate and land records;
Clerk Circuit Court has marriage and court records;
County Health Department has birth and death records[1]


Parent County

1833--Lauderdale County was created 23 December 1833 from the Choctaw Cession.
County seat: Meridian [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties




For tips on accessing Lauderdale County, Mississippi Genealogy census records online, see: Mississippi Census.




Local Histories



Civil War
  • Civil War service men from Lauderdale County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Lauderdale County. 
- 1st Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry Reserves
Company A - Reynold’s Company
- 2nd Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry
Company C - Lauderdale Cavalry
- 5th Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry
Company G - Allen’s Company
- 5th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry
Company C - Lauderdale Springs Greys
- 8th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry
Company E - Tallahoma Hardshells [also listed as Co. H]
Company H - Southern Sentinels [also listed as Co. B]
Company I - Confederate Guards [also listed as Co. G]
Civil War Battle

The following Civil War Battle was fought in Lauderdale County

February 14-20, 1864 = Meridian[3]

Map showing Civil war battles in Mississippi.




Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
  • Family History Library Catalog


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Lauderdale County, Mississippi page 380, {WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 7 August 2012)