Lauderdale County

Lauderdale County Map

This map is intended for general geographical understanding. It does not provide the specific locations of the farms in order to protect the owners’ privacy. Map Courtesy of Carole Swann, Tennessee Department of Agriculture.

Lauderdale County was established in 1835 and it was named after Lt. Colonel James Lauderdale, who was killed in the Battle of New Orleans. The city of Ripley serves as the county seat. During the Civil War, the county experienced the devastation of war with the Battle of Fort Pillow. While the Civil War was an important event in the county’s history, the county in later years would see the introduction of a railroad line, the construction of a U.S. Army base, the acquisition of a Tupperware plant and the development of industry with Marvin Windows. For more information regarding Lauderdale County, please go to the Tennessee Encyclopedia of History & Culture website.

Farm NameCountyDate FoundedSpecial Recognition
Austin Farm Lauderdale 1880
Hyde Farm Lauderdale 1886
Keller Farm Lauderdale 1869
Murley-White Farm Lauderdale 1902
New Farm Lauderdale 1869
New-Williams-Summar Farm Lauderdale 1869
Old Ball Place Farm Lauderdale 1850
Paradise Farm Lauderdale 1825
Pecan Hill Farm Lauderdale 1901
Wiley Farm Lauderdale 1908