“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Meridian in Lauderdale County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)

Poplar Springs Road Historic District

Poplar Springs Road Historic District Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By John Pence, November 16, 2015
1. Poplar Springs Road Historic District Marker
Inscription.  In 1905, local lumber businessman M.R. Grant laid out a plan for the lots and streets along Poplar Springs Drive and named it Marion Park in honor of his daughter. By 1912 along this winding road, featuring large homes, a street car line and Matty Hersee Hospital, this largely residential community took shape, and opening Marion Park Elementary school in 1925. The Poplar Springs historic district, containing 145 contributing elements, was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1987.
Erected 2008 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Places. In addition, it is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1905.
Location. 32° 22.853′ N, 88° 42.166′ W. Marker is in Meridian, Mississippi, in Lauderdale County. Marker is at the intersection of Poplar Springs Drive and 24th Avenue, on the right when traveling north on Poplar Springs Drive. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Meridian MS 39301, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking
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distance of this marker. Lewis Edmund "Buck" Crook, Jr. (approx. Ό mile away); Gillespie V. "Sonny" Montgomery (approx. 0.3 miles away); St. John Baptist Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); St. Joseph Catholic Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Freedom School (approx. 0.7 miles away); Whitfield "Big Central" High School (approx. 0.7 miles away); Wechsler School (approx. 0.7 miles away); a different marker also named Wechsler School (approx. Ύ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Meridian.
Credits. This page was last revised on February 26, 2018. It was originally submitted on March 19, 2016, by John Pence of Folly Beach, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 265 times since then and 38 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on March 19, 2016, by John Pence of Folly Beach, South Carolina. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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Oct. 4, 2022