Lauderdale County, Mississippi

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Lauderdale County
Lauderdale County Courthouse
Lauderdale County Courthouse
Map of Mississippi highlighting Lauderdale County
Location within the U.S. state of Mississippi
Map of the United States highlighting Mississippi
Mississippi's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 32°24′N 88°40′W / 32.4°N 88.66°W / 32.4; -88.66
Country United States
State Mississippi
Named forJames Lauderdale
Largest cityMeridian
 • Total715 sq mi (1,850 km2)
 • Land704 sq mi (1,820 km2)
 • Water12 sq mi (30 km2)  1.6%
 • Total72,984
 • Density100/sq mi (39/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district3rd

Lauderdale County is a county found in the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of the 2020 census, 72,984 people lived there.[1] Its county seat is Meridian.[2] 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.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "QuickFacts: Lauderdale County, Mississippi". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 4, 2024.
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  3. Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. U.S. Government Printing Office. p. 182.