Anderson, Lauderdale County, Alabama

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Anderson is a town in Lauderdale County, Alabama, United States. It is part of the Florence - Muscle Shoals Metropolitan Statistical Area known as "The Shoals". As of the 2000 census, the population of the town is 354. According to the 2005 U.S. Census estimates, the town had a population of 348. [1]



The town is situated along Anderson Creek, which empties into the Elk River near the Lauderdale-Limestone county border. Both the town and creek were named for Samuel Anderson, who built a gristmill along the creek in the early 19th century. The town was first settled around 1825 and was named Andersons Creek for the afore mentioned creek. The name was shortened to Anderson, and a post office was established in 1860. Anderson incorporated as a town in 1973.[2]


Anderson is located at 34°55′12″N 87°16′13″W / 34.92°N 87.27028°W / 34.92; -87.27028 (34.920029, -87.270358)[3].

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.3 square miles (3.3 km²), all of it land.

Anderson is situated near Anderson Creek, which is loosely paralleled by Alabama Highway 207.


Anderson is home to Anderson Junior High School which is part of the Lauderdale County School System. The school's mascot is the Rebel.

Culture & Events


Anderson is home to the Fish Creel which is famous in north middle and west Alabama for its catfish, and it's special double bacon cheeseburger, the Chazz Burger, named after it's creator(and consumer), Chazz Marshall.

It's also home to the much smaller, younger, and less popular "Cafe".


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