Meridian in Lauderdale County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
Railroads and the War
Meridian Civil War Trail
Meridian was a Civil War railroad center with an arsenal, a military hospital, and state offices. On Feb, 14, 1865, General Sherman's troops reached town and began destroying track, cutting an essential Confederate supply line.
Erected 2014 by the Meridian/Lauderdale County Tourism Bureau. (Marker Number 1.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Railroads & Streetcars • War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is February 14, 1865.
Location. 32° 21.858′ N, 88° 41.732′ W. Marker is in Meridian, Mississippi, in Lauderdale County. Marker can be reached from Front Street, 0.1 miles west of 17th Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1721 Front Street, Meridian MS 39301, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Meridian (within shouting distance of this marker); Depot Historic District (within shouting distance of this marker); Sherman's "Bow Tie" (within shouting distance of this marker); Meridian's "C" Battery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Jimmie Rodgers & The Blues (about 400 feet away); Moe Bandy (about 600 feet away); Freedom Riders (approx. 0.2 miles away); Elsie McWilliams (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Meridian.
Credits. This page was last revised on October 6, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 26, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 445 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 26, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.