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

Site of Meridian College and Conservatory

 
 
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By Mark Hilton, October 6, 2019
1. Site of Meridian College and Conservatory Marker
Inscription.  Founded by John Wesley Beeson in 1903 as the Meridian Woman's College to which was added the Conservatory of Music in 1904. The school merged with Beeson's Meridian Male College in 1914, becoming known as the Meridian College and Conservatory. Highly regarded while Beeson led it the school was sold in 1920, closed in 1929, and was torn down ca. 1932.
 
Erected 1995 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program marker series.
 
Location. 32° 23.606′ N, 88° 42.937′ W. Marker is in Meridian, Mississippi, in Lauderdale County. Marker is at the intersection of Highland Avenue and 35th Street, on the right when traveling north on Highland Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Highland Avenue, Meridian MS 39307, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of Meridian Male College (approx. 0.2 miles away); Gillespie V. "Sonny" Montgomery (approx. one mile away); Poplar Springs Road Historic District
Site of Meridian College and Conservatory Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 6, 2019
2. Site of Meridian College and Conservatory Marker
The campus was redeveloped as a residential area beginning in 1914.
(approx. 1.1 miles away); Highland Park (approx. 1.2 miles away); Birthplace of Jimmie Rodgers (approx. 1.3 miles away); Lewis Edmund "Buck" Crook, Jr. (approx. 1.3 miles away); Dr. Jeff Anderson House (was approx. 1.3 miles away but has been reported missing. ); Missouri Ridge (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Meridian.
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicEducationWomen
 
The view west on 35th Street. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 6, 2019
3. The view west on 35th Street.
Meridian College and Conservatory postcard. image. Click for full size.
By Public domain, 1908
4. Meridian College and Conservatory postcard.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on October 11, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 11, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 37 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 11, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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