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The Histories of African Americans in Ripley, TN and the Surrounding Areas
A Brief History
Lauderdale County was created in 1835 from
Haywood, Dyer and
It was named in honor of James Lauderdale, an Indian War and War of 1812 officer who
fell leading troops against the British in 1814, prior to the Battle of New Orleans.
Located in West Tennessee, one of Tennessee's Three
Ripley is the county seat.
Our western border is the Mississippi River. Crockett
County is one of our neighboring counties, and across the River is Mississippi
Lauderdale County Court Clerk
County Court House
100 Court Square Ripley, Tennessee 38063
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