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

Site of Meridian Male College

 
 
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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.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program marker series.
 
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 (approx. 1.3 miles
Site of former Meridian Male College and Marker. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 6, 2019
2. Site of former Meridian Male College and Marker.
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); Dr. Jeff Anderson House (was approx. 1 miles away but has been reported missing. ); Peavey Electronics (approx. 1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Meridian.
 
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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 46 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 11, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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