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

Gillespie V. “Sonny” Montgomery

 
 
Gillespie V. "Sonny" Montgomery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 11, 2010
1. Gillespie V. "Sonny" Montgomery Marker
Inscription. Buried just east of this site. “Sonny” Montgomery served in the Mississippi State Senate 1956-1966 and the U. S. House of Representatives 1967-1997. A retired Major General in the Mississippi National Guard, Montgomery championed military and veterans issues including the 1984 Montgomery G. I. Bill.
 
Erected 2007 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program marker series.
 
Location. 32° 23.141′ N, 88° 42.077′ W. Marker is in Meridian, Mississippi, in Lauderdale County. Marker is on 23rd Avenue 0.1 miles from 25th Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is on the road outside the gates of Magnolia Cemetery. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2636 23rd Avenue, Meridian MS 39305, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Poplar Springs Road Historic District (approx. 0.3 miles away); Dr. Jeff Anderson House (was approx. half a mile away but has been reported missing. ); Lewis Edmund "Buck" Crook, Jr. (approx. 0.6 miles away); St. John Baptist Church
Gillespie V. "Sonny" Montgomery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 11, 2010
2. Gillespie V. "Sonny" Montgomery Marker
(approx. 0.6 miles away); St. Joseph Catholic Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); 10th Avenue Masonic Cemeteries (approx. 0.8 miles away); Freedom School (approx. one mile away); Whitfield "Big Central" High School (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Meridian.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 14, 2012, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 384 times since then and 20 times this year. Last updated on August 31, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 14, 2012, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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