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

Whitfield "Big Central" High School

Meridian Civil War Trail

 
 
Whitfield "Big Central" High School Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, December 3, 2017
1. Whitfield "Big Central" High School Marker
Inscription.  In 1885, construction of Whitfield "Big Central" High School uncovered remains of soldiers who died at a Confederate hospital located here. The soldiers' remains were transferred to a burial mound in Rose Hill Cemetery.
 
Erected 2014 by the Meridian/Lauderdale County Tourism Bureau. (Marker Number 3.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesEducationScience & MedicineWar, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1885.
 
Location. 32° 22.256′ N, 88° 42.248′ W. Marker is in Meridian, Mississippi, in Lauderdale County. Marker is at the intersection of 14th Street and 25th Avenue, on the right when traveling west on 14th Street. Located in front of a Meridian Fire Station. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2500 14th 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. The Impact of Churches (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Carnegie Branch Library for Blacks (approx. 0.2 miles away); East Mississippi Female College
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(approx. ¼ mile away); Wechsler School (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Wechsler School (approx. 0.3 miles away); Freedom School (approx. 0.3 miles away); Dial House Site (approx. 0.4 miles away); Federal Courthouse (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Meridian.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
 
Marker in front (on left) of the Meridian Central Fire Station (Station No. 1). image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, December 3, 2017
2. Marker in front (on left) of the Meridian Central Fire Station (Station No. 1).
 
 
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 296 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 5, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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