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

McLemore Cemetery

Meridian Civil Rights Trail

 
 
McLemore Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 3, 2017
1. McLemore Cemetery Marker
Inscription. Meridian's oldest cemetery was founded by Richard McLemore, Meridian's first permanent white settler, in 1839. Buried here are many of the approximately 30 victims who died during the Meridian Race Riot of 1871. The riot signaled the end of the Reconstruction period in Meridian.
 
Erected 2014 by the Meridian/Lauderdale County Tourism Bureau. (Marker Number 8.)
 
Location. 32° 22.083′ N, 88° 41.673′ W. Marker is in Meridian, Mississippi, in Lauderdale County. Marker is at the intersection of 6th Street and 16th Avenue, on the left when traveling west on 6th Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6th Street, Meridian MS 39301, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Historic McLemore Cemetery 1839 (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named McLemore Cemetery (a few steps from this marker); Jimmie Rodgers & The Blues (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sherman's "Bow Tie" (approx. mile away); Depot Historic District (approx. mile away); Meridian (approx. mile away); Newell Chapel CME (approx. mile away); Railroads and the War (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Meridian.
 
Also see . . .
McLemore Cemetery Marker and another State of Mississippi marker in background. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 3, 2017
2. McLemore Cemetery Marker and another State of Mississippi marker in background.
 'Visit Meridian' page on the McLemore Cemetery. (Submitted on December 5, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. African AmericansCemeteries & Burial SitesNotable EventsSettlements & Settlers
 
McLemore Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 3, 2017
3. McLemore Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 5, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 5, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 65 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 5, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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