Historic Markers Across Alabama

A County Older Than the State-Lauderdale County

Marker ID: AHA 
Location: At the Lauderdale county courthouse at the intersection of West Alabama Street and South Court Street, Florence, Alabama
County: Lauderdale
Coordinates: N 34° 47.901    W 087° 40.5
  34.79835    -87.675
Style: Free Standing **
Status: The marking is missing.
Waymark: WM1PMR


Created Feb. 6, 1818 by Alabama Territorial Legislature. (Alabama became a state in 1819) Named for Col. James Lauderdale, cavalryman under Gen. John Coffee and Andrew Jackson, War of 1812; killed in battle of New Orleans. Coffee planned Florence, the county seat. Jackson, President Madison owned lots.


Plaque missing - July 5, 2013. The post was still there.

End of A County Older Than the State-Lauderdale County