Meridian in Lauderdale County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
Gillespie V. "Sonny" Montgomery
Erected 2007 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics. In addition, it is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1984.
Location. 32° 23.141′ N, 88° 42.077′ W. Marker is in Meridian, Mississippi, in Lauderdale County. Marker is on 23rd Avenue, 0.1 miles 25th Street, on the right when traveling north. Marker is on the road outside the gates of Magnolia Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2636 23rd Avenue, Meridian MS 39305, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Poplar Springs Road Historic District (approx. 0.3 miles away); Lewis Edmund "Buck" Crook, Jr. (approx. 0.6 miles St. John Baptist Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); St. Joseph Catholic Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); 10th Avenue Masonic Cemeteries (approx. 0.8 miles away); Site of Meridian College and Conservatory (approx. one mile away); Freedom School (approx. one mile away); Whitfield "Big Central" High School (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Meridian.
Credits. This page was last revised on January 6, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 14, 2012, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 465 times since then and 17 times this year. Last updated on August 31, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 14, 2012, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.