Lauderdale County Department of Archives and History, Inc
- Arts & Culture
- Education & Literacy
- Veterans & Military Families
Location410 Constitution Avenue2nd Floor Annex BuildingMeridian, MS 39301 United States
To Preserve History for the Future
The Lauderdale County Department of Archives and History, Inc. was first conceived in 1983 as Lauderdale County was observing its sesquicentennial. By January of 1984, the Lauderdale County Board of Supervisors had established the Archives Department and appointed Jim Dawson in March, 1984, to develop the department, utilizing volunteer contributions of time, effort and funds. The Archives is hybrid agency part county government and part 501- 3-C not for profit organization.
Under Dawson's direction, initial work was focused on indexing and abstracting county records, some of which dated back to 1835 primarily using volunteers. We are still working on several projects such as this and could use your help!