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

McLemore Cemetery

 
 
McLemore Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, December 3, 2017
1. McLemore Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  Earliest evidence of Meridian's settlement, containing burials of first settler Richard McLemore, victims of 1871 riot, and 1878 Yellow Fever epidemic. Listed in National Register of Historic Places.
 
Erected 1986 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1871.
 
Location. 32° 22.079′ N, 88° 41.685′ W. Marker is in Meridian, Mississippi, in Lauderdale County. Marker is on 6th Street west of 16th Avenue, on the left when traveling west. 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 (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named McLemore Cemetery (a few steps from this marker); Jimmie Rodgers & The Blues (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sherman's "Bow Tie"
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(approx. ¼ mile away); Depot Historic District (approx. ¼ mile away); Meridian (approx. ¼ mile away); Railroads and the War (approx. ¼ mile away); Newell Chapel CME (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Meridian.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on the McLemore Cemetery. (Submitted on December 6, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
McLemore Cemetery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, December 3, 2017
2. McLemore Cemetery
View of marker looking west on 6th Street. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, December 3, 2017
3. View of marker looking west on 6th Street.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 6, 2017. It was originally submitted on December 6, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 237 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 6, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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