Lauderdale County, Mississippi
Lauderdale County Courthouse in Meridian
Location within the U.S. state of Mississippi
Mississippi's location within the U.S.
|Named for||James Lauderdale|
|• Total||715 sq mi (1,850 km2)|
|• Land||704 sq mi (1,820 km2)|
|• Water||12 sq mi (30 km2) 1.6%%|
|• Density||114/sq mi (44/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−6 (Central)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−5 (CDT)|
Lauderdale County is a county found in the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of the 2010 census, 80,261 people lived there. Its county seat is Meridian. The county was founded in 1833. It is named for Colonel James Lauderdale, who was killed at the Battle of New Orleans in the War of 1812.
References[change | change source]
- "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on June 7, 2011. Retrieved September 4, 2013.
- "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
- Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. U.S. Government Printing Office. p. 182.