Lauderdale County, Mississippi Genealogy Guide

Lauderdale County, Mississippi (Map It) was created on December 23, 1833 from Rankin County and Wayne County. The county was named in honor of James Lauderdale, War of 1812 colonel . Learn More About State of Mississippi History

Lauderdale County is bordered by Kemper County (north), Sumter County, Alabama (east), Choctaw County, Alabama (southeast), Clarke County (south) and Newton County (west).

Lauderdale County Cities and Towns include Meridian, Marion.

A Map of Lauderdale County, Mississippi contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.

Lauderdale County, Mississippi Courthouse Records

Lauderdale County, Mississippi Courthouse
Lauderdale County, MS Courthouse

The Lauderdale County Courthouse is located in Meridian, Mississippi. Learn More About State of Mississippi Court, Tax, Land and Probate Records.

Please contact the each clerk's department to confirm mailing address, hours, fees and other information before visiting or requesting information because contact information sometimes changes.  The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH.  The documents are available to interested parties, barring confidential issues.  Most staff will assist people in finding the materials, but it is up to the individual to do the research.

The following dates indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Lauderdale county. The date listed for each category of record is usually the earliest registration filed. The earliest date does not indicate that there are numerous records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually registered.

  • Lauderdale County Chancery Court Clerk has Land Records from 1837, Probate Records from 1849 and Divorce Records from see Clerk. The County Chancery Court Clerk record all documents (warranty deeds, deed of trusts, military discharges, etc) to be in Public Land Records and create and maintain indexes for the documents filed in the land records, such as sectional indexes, direct/reverse indexes, etc. Maintain the Court dockets and file all records of the Court. Record and preserve court minute books. Submit divorce and other statistics to the Mississippi Department of Vital Records.
  • Lauderdale County Clerk of Circuit Court has Marriage Records from 1839 and Court Records from 1856. The County Clerk of Circuit Court include Receiving and fileing all law suits, indictments, motions and other related papers in all Civil and Criminal Cases filed in the Circuit or County Courts. Keeps a record of all Judgments and Executions, Issues marriage licenses and keeps records of marriages.
  • Lauderdale County Tax Assessor / Collector maintain original tax records, both real and personal.
  • Lauderdale County Health Department has birth and death records from November 1, 1912. You may go to any county health department in the State of Mississippi to obtain a certificates can be issued while you wait.

Lauderdale County, Mississippi Census Records

Lauderdale County, Mississippi Vital Records

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