“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Meridian in Lauderdale County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)

Poplar Springs Road Historic District

Poplar Springs Road Historic District Marker image. Click for full size.
By John Pence, November 16, 2015
1. Poplar Springs Road Historic District Marker
Inscription. In 1905, local lumber businessman M.R. Grant laid out a plan for the lots and streets along Poplar Springs Drive and named it Marion Park in honor of his daughter. By 1912 along this winding road, featuring large homes, a street car line and Matty Hersee Hospital, this largely residential community took shape, and opening Marin Parl elementary school in 1925. The Poplar Springs historic district, containing 145 contributing elements, was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1987.
Erected 2008 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program marker series.
Location. 32° 22.853′ N, 88° 42.166′ W. Marker is in Meridian, Mississippi, in Lauderdale County. Marker is at the intersection of Poplar Springs Drive and 24th Avenue, on the right when traveling north on Poplar Springs Drive. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Meridian MS 39301, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Gillespie V. "Sonny" Montgomery (approx. 0.3 miles away); Dial House Site (approx. one mile away); Birthplace of Jimmie Rodgers (approx. one mile away); Highland Park (approx. one mile away); Merrehope (approx. 1.1 miles away); Temple Theater (approx. 1.1 miles away); Elsie McWilliams (approx. 1.1 miles away); Lauderdale County World War I Memorial (approx. 1.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Meridian.
Categories. Notable Places
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by John Pence of Folly Beach, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 124 times since then and 16 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on , by John Pence of Folly Beach, South Carolina. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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