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The town of Florence or Lauderdale County, Alabama has had at least one newspaper almost from the time of the county's creation.   Most of them, in the early years of their existence, were published weekly;  some were published less frequently. When doing research in the old newspapers, it is wise to look in all the papers in the area at that given time. This includes those that were published in Tuscumbia, Alabama. The papers listed below are available on microfilm located in the respective libraries. If you know of a Lauderdale County newspaper that has been left out of the list below, or if you know have an original copy of an early Lauderdale County, Alabama newspaper, please email

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