Lauderdale County

Lauderdale County is located in the northwest corner of Alabama. It was created in 1818 and named for Lt. Col. James Lauderdale who died in 1814 from wounds received at the Battle of Talladega. Florence is the county seat, named by the city’s architect, Ferdinand Sannoner, for his home town Florence, Italy. Some other towns include Killen, St. Florian, Waterloo and Rogersville.