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Books

Note: All Books in this department are Special Collection (Sp.C., reference) and not for check-out. Some titles by Garrett, McDonald, and Pruitt, as well as the Journal of Muscle Shoals History, are available in Non-Fiction for check-out. All books, periodicals, and census microfilm are listed in the library’s online catalog.

Books — General Histories: 976.199

African-American Historical/Genealogical Information from Old Lauderdale County, Alabama Newspapers, 1827-1935; 3 vols.

Beasley, David B., History of the Downtown Florence Kiwanis Club: The First Ten Years.

Bernauer, Mary Ann, A History of St. Florian

Black Confederate Veterans, from Old Newspaper, Confederate Veteran and Other Magazine and Internet Articles; 2 vols.

Brewer, W., Alabama: Her History, Resources, War Record and Public Men

Burrell Reunion Committee, Crimson Tiger, 1903-1969

  • Crimson Tiger: Burrell High School

Florence Normal College History from Old Lauderdale County Newspapers, 1872-1930.

Garrett, Jill Knight, Early Settlers of Lauderdale County, Alabama

  • History of Florence w/1850 Census

  • History of Lauderdale County, Alabama

  • History of Seven Points

Hamm, Jane Johnson, Florence Wagon Co.: Memories and More.

  • Florence Wagons, 1889-2002: History and More

Hausmann, Albert Charles, Police Story: A History of the Police Department of Florence, Alabama, from 1818-2000.

Hendrix, Tom, If the Legends Fade.

Heritage Publishing Consultants, Inc.,The Heritage of Lauderdale County, Alabama

Hill, Jimmy and Billy Warren, A Walk Down Walnut

A History of Florence Female Synodical College Compiled from Old Lauderdale Co. Newspapers, 1855-1912

History of the Florence Wagon Company from Old Lauderdale County Newspapers, 1889-1940.

History of St. Florian, Alabama from Old Lauderdale County Newspapers, 1871-1944.

Johnson, Fred, I’m from Lexington

Lauderdale County, Alabama Masons, Good Templars, Odd Fellows, Knights of Pythias, and Other Fraternal Orders, Compiled from Old Newspapers, 1851-1923.

Ledger of a Grocery Store at Gravelly Springs, AL 1879-1880.

Local History Columns from the Times Daily (various local authors); 3 vols.

Mason, Mildred, Waterloo School Through the Ages: 1800s Through 2002.

McDonald, William L., “Bill,” Beginnings of UNA

  • Civil War Tales of the Tennessee Valley

  • History of Eliza Coffee Memorial Hospital

  • Judi Letters: A Collection of Ancestral Recollections of Early Families Related to the McDonalds and Lindseys of Lauderdale County, Alabama

  • Lore of the River: The Shoals of Long Ago

  • Remembering Sweetwater: The Mills, the Mansion, the People

  • Sweetwater: The Story of East Florence, 1818-1940

  • Sweetwater Yesteryears

  • A Walk Through the Past: People and Places of Florence, Lauderdale County, Alabama.

Moore, Charles Enloe, Come Tell Me How You Lived: Native American History of the Tennessee Valley

  • History of Turtlepoint Country Club

Old Florence Newspaper Articles and Correspondents’ Letters Dealing with East Florence c. 1886-1930; 2 vols.

Old Lauderdale County Newspaper Articles on St. Florian 1871-1944

Pettus, Ronald, A History of Killen

Pruitt, Wade, Bugger Saga: The Civil War Story of Guerilla and Bushwhacker Warfare in Lauderdale County, Alabama

Remington, W. Craig, Historical Atlas of Alabama: Volume 1: Historical Locations by County

Russell, Darrel L., compiler, Florence Female Academy and/or Florence Elks Lodge, Nomination as an Historical Site from the Private Papers of Alfred McCroskey.

  • Surname Searches in the Colbert & Lauderdale County Courthouses

Sockwell, Sandra, The Place Names of Colbert and Lauderdale Counties, Alabama; 2 vols.

Steen, Robert, Florence State Teachers College Heroes of World War II (1941-1945)

  • History of Foster House-Courtview-Rogers Hall and Early City of Florence

  • History of the ROTC Program at the University of North Alabama

  • History of Simpson House-Irvine Place-Coby Hall and Early City of Florence

  • ROTC Commemorative Garden: History and Development

  • History of the University of North Alabama Bells 1830-2004

  • University of North Alabama World War I Memorials

Stumpe, Carl, A History of St. Florian Area Families

Tennessee River, Muscle Shoals and Wilson Dam History from Old Lauderdale, Franklin and Colbert County Newspapers, 1827-1895 w/index volume.

Warren, Polly C., Lauderdale County Civil War Records w/1860 Census

  • Lauderdale County in the 1870s (w/1870 census)

 

Books — Biographical

Brewer, W., Alabama: Her History, Resources, War Record, and Public Men, From 1540 to 1872.

DuBose, Joel C., Notable Men of Alabama (1904); 2 vols.

Smith and Deland, Northern Alabama: Historical Biographical (1888)

Owen, Thomas McAdory, History of Alabama and Dictionary of Alabama Biography (1921); 4 vols.


Books — Census Abstracts

Alabama 1866 State Census – Colored Schedule, Lauderdale, Lawrence and Limestone Cos. (copied from microfilm)

Alabama Genealogical Society Magazine, “1830 Census, Lauderdale County, Alabama.”

Garrett, Jill Knight, History of Florence w/1850 Census

Mahan, Pat, Lauderdale County 1840 Census

Warren, Polly C., Lauderdale County Civil War Records w/1860 Census

  • Lauderdale County in the 1870s (w/1870 census)

 

Books — Census Indexes

Note: There is no federal census for Lauderdale County prior to 1830. So-called “census indexes” up to that point are not, technically speaking census indexes, but are compilations of names taken from various other kinds of records.

1810: Jackson, Ronald V., Alabama 1810

1811-1819: Jackson, Ronald V.,Alabama 1811-1819

1820: Jackson, Ronald V.,Alabama 1820-29

1830: Gandrud, Pauline J., Alabama Index to the 1830 United States Census

1830: Jackson, Ronald V., Alabama 1830 Census Index

1840: Jackson, Ronald V., Alabama 1840 Census Index

1850: Jackson, Ronald V., Alabama 1850 Census Index

1860: Jackson, Ronald V., Alabama 1860 Census Index

1900: Kachelman, Joy and Carol Manuel, 1900 Federal Census, Lauderdale County, Alabama: Heads of Families and Others in the Same Family with Different Surnames

1900: Mahan, Pat M., Lauderdale County 1900 Census Index

 

Books — Religious/Church Histories

Cobb, Anita S., A Look at Mt. Zion, Its Past and Present, Celebrating 128 Years of Christian Service: A Historical Presentation of Mt. Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church.

Coleman, Erwin M., A History of Temple B'Nai Israel: Florence, Alabama, Centennial Celebration, 1906-2006

Dixon, William S., St. Michael's Catholic Church 125th anniversary 1873-19983 vols

Hamm, Jane Johnson, East Florence Church of Christ History 1897-1997.

King, Mary Nell, and Hiawatha Walker, A History of the Church of Christ at Poplar Street and Wood Avenue, Florence, Alabama, 1886-1986

Lancaster, Dallas and Mary, Parish registers of Trinity Episcopal Church, Florence, Alabama with marriages and obituaries 1836-1933

Lancaster, Mary Holland, Gathering up our Sheaves with Joy: A History of Trinity Episcopal Church, 1824-1976, Florence, Alabama

Makowski, Suzanne Thurman, One Hundred Years of Work and Prayer, St. Joseph Catholic Church, Florence, Alabama, 1898-1998

Maxwell, Adine Johnson, To Follow in Their Train: History of First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Florence, Alabama

McDonald, William L., Following the vision, 1822-21st Century: A History of the First United Methodist Church of Florence, Alabama

  • History of the First United Methodist Church, Florence, Alabama, 1822-1984

Parker, Alvin F., Salem Church of Christ, Lauderdale County, Alabama: A Story of Struggle and Success.

Srygley, Fletcher Douglas, Letters and Sermons of T. B. Larimore.

 

Books — Court House Records Abstracts

Campbell, Theresa Brewer and Darrel Russel, et. al., Lauderdale County, Alabama: Annotated Index to Chancery Court Records: Equity Record Book C, 1827-1830

Creek, Robin and Betty Womble, Marriages, Lauderdale County, Alabama, 1818-1857

Gandrud, Pauline J., Alabama Records, Lauderdale County Vols. 43, 104, 199

  • Alabama Records, Lauderdale County, Vols. 123, 217
  • Alabama Records, Lauderdale County, Vols. 213, 221, 227
  • Alabama Records, Lauderdale County, Vols. 230, 233

Mahan, Pat, Lauderdale County 1866 Tax List

  • Lauderdale County Inventory Book A-1
  • Lauderdale County Inventory Book A-5

Russel, Darrell A., Surname Searches in the Colbert and Lauderdale County Courthouses

Wright, Milly, Lauderdale County, Alabama Minute Docket a June Term 1839-May Term 1859

  • Lauderdale County, Alabama: Chancery court records F, 1849-52
  • Lauderdale County, Alabama Circuit Court Minutes Civil & Criminal 1856-1860
  • Lauderdale County Circuit Court Records, 1843-1850
  • Lauderdale County, Alabama Minute Docket G Circuit Court 1870-1875
  • Lauderdale County, Alabama Circuit Court Minute Docket 1875-1878
  • Lauderdale County, Alabama Circuit Court Minutes 1879-1883
  • Lauderdale County, Alabama: Final Record Civil and State Circuit Court, 1825-26
  • Lauderdale County, Alabama: Minute Docket A, June Term 1839-May Term 1859

 

Books — Cemetery Surveys/Obituary Indexes

Abramson, Idah Mae and Doris L. Whisenant, Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery Records

African-American Funeral Programs; 4 vols w/idex

Barefield, Marylin Davis, Alabama Mortality Schedule 1860

Barnett, Muriel and Judy Mason, Cemeteries of East Lauderdale County, Alabama

Barnett, Muriel and Judy Mason, Death Notices from the Times Daily and East Lauderdale News, January, 1, 1996—December 31, 2000

Cemetery Vertical Files Drawer; (Arranged alphabetically).

Coleman, Erwin M., Index, Temple B’Nai Israel Cemetery, Sheffield, Oakwood Cemetery, Sheffield, Alabama

Dawsey, Scott, Jewish Cemetery of the Shoals Area, Temple B’Nai Israel & the Smith Burial Plot, Oakwood Cemetery, Sheffield, Alabama

Flowers, Loftin, The Forks of Cypress Slave Cemetery

Freeman, Bill, abstract of William J. and Martha J. Freeman’s Stony Point Church of Christ Cemetery Book, 1896-1955

Gandrud, Pauline J., Marriage, Death and Legal Notices from Early Alabama Newspapers

Garrett, Jill Knight, Some Lauderdale County, Alabama Cemetery Records.

Hanhn, Marylin Davis, Alabama Mortality Schedule 1850

Hill, William Q., A History of Greenhill, Alabama and Some Surrounding Communities in Lauderdale County, Alabama, with 54 Cemeteries of the County

Irons, Orlan K. Cemetery Records: Lauderdale County, Alabama; 4 vols.

Langley, Anna, Some Waterloo, Alabama Cemeteries

Lyon, George Edwin, Northwest Alabama Obituaries: Index of Obituaries Abstracted from the Times Daily Newspaper, 1985

  • Northwest Alabama Obituaries: Index of Obituaries Abstracted from the Times Daily Newspaper, 1986
  • Northwest Alabama Obituaries: Index of Obituaries Abstracted from the Times Daily Newspaper, 1987

Michael, Marlon L., The Hale Cemetery

Murphy, Montez, St. Michael’s Catholic Church Cemetery, St. Florian, AL

Newton, Brian J., Cemeteries in the Natchez Trace Genealogical Society Coverage Area

Remington, W. Craig, Historical Atlas of Alabama: Volume 2: Cemetery Locations by County

Sledge, Billy J., 1947 Obituaries the Florence Times

  • Obituaries from the Florence Herald for the Year 1919
  • Obituaries from the Florence Herald for the Years 1955 Thru 1969

Torbert, Robert E., “Bob,” Florence, Alabama City Cemetery

  • Greenview Memorial Cemetery, Florence, AL
  • Index to Death Announcements in the Times Daily, I Jan., 1988-31 Dec. 1998
  • Lauderdale County, Alabama Cemeteries Surveyed by Robert E. Torbert Vol. 1
  • Lauderdale County, Alabama Cemeteries Surveyed by Robert E. Torbert Vol. 2
  • Tri-Cities Memorial Gardens

Torbert, Robert E. and Theo Wiliford, Index to Deaths in the Florence Times, 1 January-31 December 1946

Wiliford, Theo, Death Notices, Memorials and Obituaries from the Florence Times, 1890-1930

  • Death Notices, Memorials and Obituaries from the Florence Times, 1931-1945

Z. P. Morrison & Son Funeral Home Ledger

  • 1889-1892
  • 1891-1893
  • 1896-1897
  • 1903-1908
  • 1912-1916
  • 1917-1925
  • 1926

Z. P. Morrison, Undertaker, Casket Sales and Funeral Records, 25 Sept. 1917-Oct. 1918 and 8 Jan.,-15 June, 1922.

 

Books — Land Records

Boyd, Gregory A., Family maps of Lauderdale County, Alabama: With Homesteads, Roads, Waterways, Towns, Cemeteries, Railroads, and More

Cowart, Margaret Matthews, Old Land Records of Lauderdale County, Alabama

Wright, Milly, Early Land Buyers and Settlers, Florence & Lauderdale County, Alabama, 1818-1825 (with accompanying map in map drawer)

 

Books — Native American

Hendrix, Tom, If the Legends Fade

Martini, Don, Chickasaw Empire: The Story of the Colbert Family

McDonald, Bill, Lore of the River: The Shoals of Long Ago

Moore, Charles Enloe, Come Tell Me How You Lived: Native American History of the Tennessee Valley

 

Books — Folklore

Glass, Debra Johnston, Skeletons on Campus: True Ghost Stories of Alabama Colleges and Universities

Johnston, Debra, Skeletons in the Closet: True Ghost Stories of the Shoals Area

Johnston, Debra, Skeletons in the Closet: More True Ghost Stories of the Shoals Area

Pruitt, Wade, Bugger Saga: The Civil War Story of Guerilla and Bushwhacker in Lauderdale County, Alabama

 

Books — City Directories

R. L. Polk & Co.’s Tri-Cities Directory Comprising Florence, Sheffield and Tuscumbia, Ala., 1913-1914.

1920-21 Polk’s.

Polk’s Florence, Sheffield and Tuscumbia, Alabama, City Directory, 1926.

Baldwin’s and Times Florence, Sheffield, Tuscumbia and Muscle Shoals Area, Alabama City Directory Master Edition, 1935.

Baldwin and Merchants’ Florence, Sheffield, Tuscumbia and Muscle Shoals Area, Alabama, City Directory Master Edition, 1941.

1945 Baldwin’s.

1950 Baldwin’s.

1952 Baldwin’s.

Nelson’s Baldwin’s Florence, Sheffield, Tuscumbia and Muscle Shoals Area, Alabama City Directory Master Edition, 1954.

1957 Nelson’s.

Polk’s Florence, Sheffield, Tuscumbia and Muscle Shoals City Directory, 1959.

1960 Polk’s.

1962 Polk’s.

1963-2010 Polk’s.

Young’s Business and Professional Directory of the Principal Cities of Tennessee and Northern Alabama: Florence, Sheffield and Tuscumbia, 1900.

 

Books — Bell South Telephone Directories

1929-1930

1948; 1951-2010

 

Books — Journals and Publications

The Journal of Muscle Shoals History vols. 1-17, 1973-2000. Also available in Non-fiction for check-out.

The Natchez Trace Traveler (published by the Natchez Trace Genealogical Society), vols. 1-17, 1981-2010.

Pier Post River Journal, vols. 2-6, 2001-2005 ed. and published by Bob Stansell.

Valley Leaves (published by the Tennessee Valley Genealogical Society), vols. 1-35, 1969-2005.

 

Books — Yearbooks and Annuals

Coffee Pot, Coffee High School, 1921-2004. Some missing issues.

Coffee High School Alumni Directory 2006

60th Anniversary Coffee High School Class of 1942

Diorama, Florence State Teachers College, now UNA, 1948-1997; 1999-2010.

The First Flight, 2005, Florence High School

Kilby Club Tracks 2005-2007; 2009

The Jolly Roger, Rogers High School, 1951-1952.

Mark of the Bruin, Henry A. Bradshaw High School, 1969-2003. Some missing issues.

Riverhill School 1986-1987

Shoals Community College, Scroll: 1990-1991

The Wee-Den, Weeden School: 1973-1982

The Wildcat, Central High School, 1992.

 

Microfilm

Microfilm — US Federal Census

Note: No Lauderdale County federal censuses exist prior to 1830

1830: Roll # M19-0001

1840: Roll # M704-0007

1850: Roll # M432-0007

1860: Roll # M653-0013

1870: Roll # M593-21

1880: Roll # T19-17: pt. 1 (digitally enhanced images)

1880: Roll # T19-18: pt. 2 (digitally enhanced images)

1890: Note: There is no 1890 census for Laud. It was destroyed with most of the rest of the 1890 census in 1921 as the result of a fire.

1900: Roll # T623-23: pt. 1 (digitally enhanced images)

1900: Roll # T623-0024: pt. 2 (digitally enhanced images)

1910: Roll # T624-21

1920: Roll # T625-27 (digitally enhanced images)

1930: Roll # T626-33: pt. 1

1930: Roll # T626-34: pt. 2.

 

US Federal Agricultural, Industrial, Manufacturers, Mortality and Social Censuses

1850 Agricultural Schedule

1850 Industrial Census

1860 Agricultural Census

1860 Industrial Census

1860 Social Census

1870 Agriculture Census

1870 Manufacturers Census

1880 Industrial Census

1880 Manufacturers Census

1870 Mortality Schedule

1880 Mortality Schedule

 

Microfilm — Slave Censuses

Note: Slave schedules exist only for the years 1850 and 1860 and only for Southern states

Roll # M432-19: 1850

Roll # M653-31: 1860

 

Microfilm — Soundex

1880: Abston-Glover; Incomplete series

1900: Moreland-Nichols: Incomplete Series

1910: Merett-Nolan: Incomplete Series

1920: Baxter-Trannon; Incomplete Series

 

Microfilm — U. S. Postoffice Records Microfilm

Appointment of Postmasters 1832-1971 Alabama: Roll # M841-0002

Reports of Site Selections 1837-1950 Alabama; Roll # M1126-0009

 

Microfilm — State Census

Note: The only state census for Lauderdale is the 1866.

Roll # M653-1439: 1866 (Note: This census has separate schedules for whites and blacks)

 

Microfilm — Lauderdale County Court House Probate Record Books

Lauderdale County Administration Record 1863-1921; Letters of Administration 1902; Adm. & Guardians Bonds 1860-1899; Letters of Guardianship 1902-1940; 1 roll

Lauderdale County Bonds

  • 1880-1914: 1 roll

Lauderdale County Commissioners Court Road Book

  • 1842-1853 (on roll # 66 with several other records)

Lauderdale County Confederate Pension Application Files

  • 1890s (on roll with Deed Packets Vol. C)

Lauderdale County 1907 Confederate Veterans Census (on roll # 66 with several other records)

Lauderdale County Dower Records

  • 1872-1898 (on roll # 66 with several other records)

Index to Real Estate Conveyances (Direct and Indirect)

  • 1822-1895
  • 1895-1910
  • 1910- 1913
  • 1913-1919

Lauderdale County Deed Record

  • Vols.A-1 and A-3 1822-1827: 1 roll
  • Vols. A4 –A5 1822-1833: 1 roll
  • Vol. 6 1833-1837: 1 roll
  • Vols. 7-9 1836-1840: 1 roll
  • Vols. 10-11 1840-1846: 1 roll
  • Vols. 12-13 1846-1852: 1 roll
  • Vol. 14 1852-1854: 1 roll
  • Vols. 15-16 1854-1861: 1 roll
  • Vols. 17-18 1861-1869: 1 roll
  • Vols. 19-20 1869-1874: 1 roll
  • Vols. A21-A22 1874-1879: 1 roll
  • Vols. A23-A24 1879-1882: 1 roll
  • Vol. A-25 1882-1884: 1 roll
  • Vols. 26-27 1884-1886: 1 roll

Lauderdale County Deed Packets

  • Vols. A-B: 1 roll
  • Vol. C: 1 roll (also contains Confed. pension apps.)
  • Vols. D-F: 1 roll
  • Vols. G-K: 1 roll
  • Vol. L: 1 roll
  • Vol. M: 1 roll
  • Vol. Mc: 1 roll
  • Vols. N-O: 1 roll
  • Vol. P: 1 roll
  • Vol. R: 1 roll
  • Vol. S (part 1): 1 roll
  • Vol. S (part 2): 1 roll
  • Vol. T-Y: 1 roll
  • Vol. W: 1 roll

Lauderdale County Inventory Record

  • Vol. A-1 1818-1822; Letters Testamentary Vol. 2 1905-1958: 1 roll

Lauderdale County Inventory Record

  • Vols. A-2 1833-1838; A-3 1838-1840; A-4 1840-1844:1 roll
  • Vol. A-5 1844-1847: 1 roll
  • Vol. A 1847-1853; Vol. B 1853-1857: 1 roll
  • Vol, C 1857-1859: 1 roll
  • Vol. D 1860-1866: 1 roll
  • Vol. E 1866-1868: 1 roll
  • Vol. F 1868-1871: 1 roll
  • Vol. G 1872-1875: 1 roll
  • Vol. H 1876-1882; Vol. I 1882-1887: 1 roll
  • Vol. J 1887-1892; Vol. K 1892-1900: 1 roll
  • Vol. 9 1900-1902; Vol. 10 1902-1905: 1 roll
  • Vol. 11 1904-1908: 1 roll
  • Vol. 12 1908-1912; Vol. 13 1910-1915: 1 roll

Lauderdale County Judge of Probate Guardians and Administrators Bonds

  • 1897-1932; 1 roll

Lauderdale County Judge of Probate License Book

  • 1846-1871 (on roll # several other records)

Lauderdale County Justice of the Peace Probate Court Estray Book

  • 1846-1871 (on roll # 66 with several other records

Lauderdale County Letters Testamentary

  • Vol. 2 1905-1958 (on roll with Inventory Record A-1)

Lauderdale County License Book for Physicians

  • 1881-1899 (on roll # 66 with several other records)

Lauderdale County Notices of Appointments of Road Overseers and Apportioners

  • 1880-1917; 1 roll

Lauderdale County Probate Minutes

  • Vol. A 1850-1855; Vol. B 1855-1860: 1 roll
  • Vol. C 1860-1868; Vol. D 1867-1870: 1 roll
  • Vol. E. 1870-1874: 1 roll
  • Vol. F. 1874-1882: 1 roll
  • Vol. G 1882-1889: 1 roll
  • Vol. H 1889-1901: 1 roll
  • Vol. I 1901-1905: 1 roll
  • Vol. J 1905-1912: 1 roll

Lauderdale County Probate Record Packets

  • Nos. 101-2499; 56 rolls

Lauderdale County Unrecorded Papers (estate packets); 2 rolls

Lauderdale County Will Records

  • Vols. 3-4: 1821-1825; Vols. 5-6: 1825-1832: 1 roll
  • Vol. A 1833-1858; Vol. B 1865-1897: 1 roll
  • Vol. 2 1894-1917; Vol. 3 1910-1929: 1 roll

 

Microfilm — Private Records

Private records of Rev. W. L. [“Bill”] McDonald 1800-1978

  • Early families of Florence and Miscellaneous Folders; Roll # 37
  • Miscellaneous Folders and Miscellaneous Notebooks: Roll # 38
  • Miscellaneous Notebooks; Records of the First United Methodist Church (1852-1902); Roll # 39.

Private Records of Alfred McCroskey, 1700-1978

  • Bibles; Notebooks; Marriage Records (1818-1857); A History of the Rverton Rose Trail Area (1805-1978); A History of the First Presbyterian Church Florence, AL (1818-1968); History of LaGrange College 1800’s; On Roll # 39 with McDonald Records.

Private Records of Joyce Mitchell

  • Paternal Genealogy of the Box Family; Paternal Genealogy of the Koonce Family; Records of Pickens County, Alabama (3 vols.); Captain Thomas Harris; My Colbert County Families; Our Tree; The O’Neals of Florence, Alabama; Tennessee Valley Ezells; Plowden; Intercessor; Roll # 41

 

Microfilm — Family Vertical Files

Alexander Family; A—D; Roll # 8 (on roll with The Southern Rebellion Vol. 2 and Memoirs of the Confederate War for Independence Vols. 1 & 2); Roll # 8

Phillips—Witt

Lauderdale County 1862—1866; Roll # 10

 

Microfilm — other

1867 Voter Registration Microfilm; 1 Roll

Internal Revenue Assessment Lists 1865-1866 Microfilm:

Roll # M754-0005: Alabama District 3 (Includes Lauderdale), Divisions 1-16, Monthly Lists, Oct., 1865-Feb., 1866.

 

Files

Cemetery Vertical Files

We have vertical historical files on many cemeteries of Florence/Lauderdale.

 

Family Files

We have a collection of files on local families (Colbert, Franklin and Lauderdale) that is arranged alphabetically. These files are constantly being updated and added to, and we welcome donations of relevant material to them.

 

Historical Files

We have vertical files containing information on various people and places of Florence/Lauderdale.

 

Maps

Historical Maps

1816: John Hutchings & Charles Bright (map is labeled John Coffee) map of NW Alabama (the areas of Lauderdale, Colbert, Lawrence and Limestone Counties): In map drawer # 4.

1817: “Map of the Late Surveys in the Northern District, Drawn from the Returns by Peel & Sannoner.” In map drawer # 4

 

Map Drawer # 1

1818-1825: “Lauderdale County, Alabama Location of Land Buyers, 1818-1825 by Milly Wright.”

1837: Inset Map of Florence from John La Tourette’s 1837 map “An Accurate Map of the State of Alabama and West Florida.”

1844: “Plan of the Corporate Limits of Florence” by Ferdinand Sannoner.

1852: “A Plan of the Town of Florence and the Lands Adjacent Belonging to the Cypress Land Co.” By Ferdinand Sannoner.

Ca. 1880-1900: “Map of Lauderdale County, Alabama.” Engraved by Edwin M. Garner, Nashville, Tenn.

1888: “Map of the Town of Florence, Alabama Showing the Property of the Florence Land, Mining & Manufacturing Co.” by Charles Boeckh, C. E.

October, 1890: “Map of the City of Florence Prepared Under the Auspices of the Florence Land Sale Company” by Ditterich & Kirby, Architects & Engineers, Florence, Alabama.

1907: “Map of Lauderdale County, Alabama,” Compiled by Delos H. Bacon, Manager of the Florence Abstract Co., Florence, Ala. On wall behind desk. Copies in map drawer # 1.

1918: “Additions to Freight Station, Florence, Ala., L & N R. R. Co.” 4 sheets.

1922/1923: “Florence, Alabama” by Evans and Meade, Engineers, Florence, Ala.

1922/1923-1940: “Florence, Alabama” by Evans and Meade, Engineers, Florence, Ala. Authorized Dec. 1922 and Completed Aug. 1923. Revised April, 1940 by TC Evans, Engineer Co.

Ca. 1930s: “Forks of Cypress” (built in 1822) Blueprints: Historic American Buildings Survey: 18 sheets.

1942: “General Highway & Transportation Map” by the Alabama State Highway Dept. and the Public Roads Agency, Federal Works Administration.

Ca. 1950: Mid-South Map Co., “Map of Florence, Sheffield, Tuscumbia Alabama.” (Note: This map is in Drawer # 2)

1960: “Pickwick Landing Reservation,” Sheet 24 D, “Lauderdale County, Ala. (Waterloo area) by Tennessee Valley Authority Maps and Surveys Branch.

Sheet 58 D “Town of Waterloo, Lauderdale County, Ala.” By Tennessee Valley Authority Maps and Surveys Branch.

1965: “General Highway Map, Lauderdale County, Alabama,” Alabama State Highway Department, Division of Highway Planning.

1974: “Florence, Alabama, Street Index Map” Compiled March, 1974, City Limits, 1974, Florence Chamber of Commerce.

1977: “General Highway Map, Lauderdale County, Alabama,” Alabama State Highway Department, Division of Highway Planning: In 2 sections.

1980: “Florence City Cemetery,” City of Florence Engineering Department, 8 sheets w/index map.

4th addition; 6th; addition; 7th addition; 8th addition and 10th addition.

1987: “General Highway Map, Lauderdale County, Alabama,” Alabama State Highway Department, Division of Highway Planning

1995: “Lauderdale County, Alabama” (front) Killen, Alabama (back).

1997: “General Highway Map, Lauderdale County, Alabama,” Alabama State Highway Department, Division of Highway Planning: 2 sections.

1998: “Coffee Cemetery”

1999: “Lauderdale County, AL, Emergency Services Boundary Map”

2000: “City of Florence, Featuring Lauderdale County,” D & L Map Service, Arlington, TX.

2000: Metro Marketing, Inc., “2000 Metro Edition Map of Florence, Sheffield, Muscle Shoals and Tuscumbia, AL.” (Note: This map is in drawer # 2).

2004: “Afro-American Cemeteries in Lauderdale County, Alabama” compiled by Darrell Russel

2007: “Wesleyan Hall and Annex” by Cory L. Sapp and Matt G. Taylor

2010: City of Florence Planning Department, “City of Florence Historical Districts”

 

Other resources

Old Photographs

We have several binders of old local photographs, people and places, as well as numerous photos posted on the library’s Digital Archive.

Counts, Patricia Landrum, editor, Landrum Collection of Historical Photographs

 

Documentary Film

Follow The River: A History of Florence and Lauderdale County Alabama. Also available in circulation for check-out.

 

Audio CD

Listen to the River (72 min. audio version of Follow the River, with several minutes of deleted commentary)

 

Ancestry Library Edition and Heritage Quest

The Local History/Genealogy Dept. also has subscriptions to Ancestry’s Library Edition and Heritage Quest. All that is required is a library card to access them. Out-of-town patrons may request a guest pass to log-on. Heritage Quest may also be accessed by patrons from home via the Library’s website. Out-of-town patrons may also inquire about purchasing a library card for access to a years’ worth of Heritage Quest through the Library website above. Call 764-6564 Ext. # 16 or 17 or see a librarian at the Circulation Desk.