Meridian in Lauderdale County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
Opened in 1909 as one of the South's premier streetcar pleasure parks, it consists of 32 informally landscaped acres and contains an 1890s Dentzel Carousel which is designated a National Historic Landmark.
Erected 1986 by the Department of Archives and History.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Entertainment • Notable Places • Railroads & Streetcars. In addition, it is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program, and the National Historic Landmarks series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1909.
Location. 32° 22.551′ N, 88° 43.165′ W. Marker is in Meridian, Mississippi, in Lauderdale County. Marker is at the intersection of 44th Avenue and Jimmie Rogers Memorial Drive, on the right when traveling north on 44th Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1798 44th Avenue, Meridian MS 39307, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Birthplace of Jimmie Rodgers (within shouting distance of this marker); Missouri Ridge (approx. 0.2 miles away); Freedom School Wechsler School (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named Wechsler School (approx. 0.7 miles away); Council of Organizations (approx. ¾ mile away); Old Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church (approx. 0.8 miles away); Lt. Charles Read (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Meridian.
Regarding Highland Park. Enter the park from Highland Park Drive. Other entrances may be blocked at times.
Also see . . . Wikipedia entry on Highland Park. (Submitted on September 17, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 27, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 17, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 564 times since then and 177 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 17, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 27, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. 6, 7. submitted on September 17, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.