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

Site of Meridian Male College

 
 
Site of Meridian Male College Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, October 6, 2019
1. Site of Meridian Male College Marker
Inscription.  Founded by John Wesley Beeson in 1902 on a campus originally developed by Rev. L. M. Stone as a college for women, the Meridian Male College was led by President Malcolm A. Beeson from 1903-1913, when it merged with John Beeson's Meridian Female College and Conservatory. The campus was redeveloped as a residential area beginning in 1914.
 
Erected 1995 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. In addition, it is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1902.
 
Location. 32° 23.744′ N, 88° 43.04′ W. Marker is in Meridian, Mississippi, in Lauderdale County. Marker is on 37th Street west of Highland Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3906 37th Street, Meridian MS 39305, 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 College and Conservatory (approx. 0.2 miles away); Gillespie V. "Sonny" Montgomery (approx. 1.2 miles away); Poplar Springs Road Historic District
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(approx. 1.3 miles away); Highland Park (approx. 1.4 miles away); Birthplace of Jimmie Rodgers (approx. 1.4 miles away); Lewis Edmund "Buck" Crook, Jr. (approx. 1˝ miles away); Peavey Electronics (approx. 1˝ miles away); Missouri Ridge (approx. 1˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Meridian.
 
Site of former Meridian Male College and Marker. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, October 6, 2019
2. Site of former Meridian Male College and Marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 11, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 11, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 229 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 11, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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