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Lauderdale County, AL

County# 39

Lauderdale County Page - #39

Lauderdale County & Cemeteries

Florence City Cemetery
Lauderdale County is located in the northwest corner of the state and is bordered by Tennessee, Mississippi, the Tennessee River, and Limestone County. The county was established in February 1818, and the city of Florence, the county seat, received its charter in 1819. James Madison and Andrew Jackson were early landowners. Ferdinand Sannover, an Italian engineer, was hired to lay out the city, and he chose the name Florence after his favorite city in Italy. Two acres outside the city proper, but within the town limits, were reserved for a cemetery with burials beginning in 1821.

Lauderdale County has approximately 300 known cemeteries with the Florence City Cemetery being the oldest in the city. Most have been surveyed and over 52,700 legible inscriptions have been recorded.

Lauderdale County in need of Rep!

Lauderdale County is in need of a volunteer ACPA County Representative. An ACPA County Rep must live within Lauderdale County or in an adjoining county. He or she would respond to queries and concerns about cemeteries within the county of Lauderdale. This is a volunteer position for those interested in preserving Lauderdale County's cemetery heritage and who enjoys interacting with people and recording cemeteries. No special knowledge or training needed. If this sounds like you, then you are an ideal candidate to be the next ACPA Representative for Lauderdale County.

If you are interested in finding out more about becoming a volunteer ACPA County Representative, please, click the ACPA MAIL CENTER link below and contact the ACPA County Coordinator or ACPA GENERAL CONTACT. The ACPA County Coordinator will be very happy to discuss this with you and email details to you. We would like to hear from you. There is no obligation to inquire.

Thank you very much for visiting the Lauderdale County Page.


It is my pleasure to serve you as the
ACPA Lauderdale County Representative.

Sincerely, *ACPA County Coordinator

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