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Meridian in Lauderdale County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Highland Park

 
 
Highland Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 15, 2014
1. Highland Park Marker
Inscription.
Opened in 1909 as one of the South's premier streetcar pleasure parks, it consists of 32 informally landscaped acres and contains an 1890s Dentzel Carousel which is designated a National Historic Landmark.
 
Erected 1986 by the Department of Archives and History.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
 
Location. 32° 22.551′ N, 88° 43.165′ W. Marker is in Meridian, Mississippi, in Lauderdale County. Marker is at the intersection of 44th Avenue and Jimmie Rogers Memorial Drive, on the right when traveling north on 44th Avenue. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1798 44th Avenue, Meridian MS 39307, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Birthplace of Jimmie Rodgers (within shouting distance of this marker); Merrehope (approx. 0.9 miles away); Dial House Site (approx. 0.9 miles away); Poplar Springs Road Historic District (approx. one mile away); Temple Theater (approx. 1.2 miles away); Gillespie V. "Sonny" Montgomery
Building housing the Dentzel Carousel built in 1896. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 15, 2014
2. Building housing the Dentzel Carousel built in 1896.
(approx. 1.3 miles away); Meridian Rhythm & Blues and Soul Music (approx. 1.3 miles away); Urban Center Historic District (approx. 1.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Meridian.
 
Regarding Highland Park. Enter the park from Highland Park Drive. Other entrances may be blocked at times.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia entry on Highland Park. (Submitted on September 17, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. EntertainmentNotable PlacesRailroads & Streetcars
 
Dentzel Carousel image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 24, 1998
3. Dentzel Carousel
Dentzel Carousel image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 24, 1998
4. Dentzel Carousel
Dentzel Carousel-Close up of a horse image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 24, 1998
5. Dentzel Carousel-Close up of a horse
Jimmie Rodgers Monument moved here from State Roadside Park. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 15, 2014
6. Jimmie Rodgers Monument moved here from State Roadside Park.
Railroad equipment from the steam engine era. Jimmie Rodgers known as the Singing Brakeman.
Highland Park - Jimmie Rodgers Museum in the park. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 15, 2014
7. Highland Park - Jimmie Rodgers Museum in the park.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 241 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.   3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234.   6, 7. submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 27, 2016.
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