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

Birthplace of Jimmie Rodgers

 
 
Birthplace of Jimmie Rodgers Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, September 15, 2014
1. Birthplace of Jimmie Rodgers Marker
Inscription.  
Born Sept. 8, 1897, at Meridian, Miss. Known as the “Singing Brakeman,” Rodger's recordings of Southern blues and ballads greatly contributed to the world-wide popularity of a distinctly American musical form.
 
Erected 1978 by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicEntertainmentRailroads & Streetcars. In addition, it is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program series list. A significant historical month for this entry is September 1909.
 
Location. 32° 22.514′ N, 88° 43.145′ W. Marker is in Meridian, Mississippi, in Lauderdale County. Marker is on Jimmie Rodgers Memorial Drive, 0.2 miles north of Highland Park Drive, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1725 Jimmie Rodgers Memorial Drive, 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. Highland Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Missouri Ridge (approx. 0.2 miles away); Freedom School
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(approx. 0.6 miles away); Wechsler School (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named Wechsler School (approx. 0.6 miles away); Council of Organizations (approx. ¾ mile away); Old Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church (approx. ¾ mile away); Lt. Charles Read (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Meridian.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .  Jimmie Rodgers website. (Submitted on September 17, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Jimmie Rodgers Museum and a steam era train image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, September 15, 2014
2. Jimmie Rodgers Museum and a steam era train
Inside Jimmy Rodgers Museum image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, June 24, 1998
3. Inside Jimmy Rodgers Museum
Inside Jimmy Rodgers Museum image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, June 24, 1998
4. Inside Jimmy Rodgers Museum
Jimmie Rodgers Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, September 15, 2014
5. Jimmie Rodgers Monument
Jimmie Rodgers Monument Text image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, September 15, 2014
6. Jimmie Rodgers Monument Text
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 27, 2018. It was originally submitted on September 17, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 685 times since then and 54 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on June 21, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.   2. submitted on September 17, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.   3, 4. submitted on June 27, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland.   5. submitted on June 21, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.   6. submitted on September 17, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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