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

McLemore Cemetery

Meridian Civil Rights Trail

 
 
McLemore Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, December 3, 2017
1. McLemore Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  Meridian's oldest cemetery was founded by Richard McLemore, Meridian's first permanent white settler, in 1839. Buried here are many of the approximately 30 victims who died during the Meridian Race Riot of 1871. The riot signaled the end of the Reconstruction period in Meridian.
 
Erected 2014 by the Meridian/Lauderdale County Tourism Bureau. (Marker Number 8.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansCemeteries & Burial SitesNotable EventsSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Meridian, Mississippi Civil Rights Trail series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1839.
 
Location. 32° 22.083′ N, 88° 41.673′ W. Marker is in Meridian, Mississippi, in Lauderdale County. Marker is at the intersection of 6th Street and 16th Avenue, on the left when traveling west on 6th Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6th Street, Meridian MS 39301, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Historic McLemore Cemetery 1839 (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named
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McLemore Cemetery (a few steps from this marker); Jimmie Rodgers & The Blues (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sherman's "Bow Tie" (approx. ¼ mile away); Depot Historic District (approx. ¼ mile away); Meridian (approx. ¼ mile away); Newell Chapel CME (approx. ¼ mile away); Railroads and the War (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Meridian.
 
McLemore Cemetery Marker and another State of Mississippi marker in background. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, December 3, 2017
2. McLemore Cemetery Marker and another State of Mississippi marker in background.
McLemore Cemetery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, December 3, 2017
3. McLemore Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 15, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 5, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 281 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 5, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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