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

Whitfield “Big Central” High School

Meridian Civil War Trail

 
 
Whitfield "Big Central" High School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 3, 2017
1. Whitfield "Big Central" High School Marker
Inscription. In 1885, construction of Whitfield "Big Central" High School uncovered remains of soldiers who died at a Confederate hospital located here. The soldiers' remains were transferred to a burial mound in Rose Hill Cemetery.
 
Erected 2014 by the Meridian/Lauderdale County Tourism Bureau. (Marker Number 3.)
 
Location. 32° 22.256′ N, 88° 42.248′ W. Marker is in Meridian, Mississippi, in Lauderdale County. Marker is at the intersection of 14th Street and 25th Avenue, on the right when traveling west on 14th Street. Touch for map. Located in front of a Meridian Fire Station. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2500 14th Street, Meridian MS 39301, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Impact of Churches (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); East Mississippi Female College (approx. mile away); Wechsler School (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Wechsler School (approx. 0.3 miles away); Freedom School (approx. 0.3 miles away); Dial House Site (approx. 0.4 miles away); Federal Courthouse (approx. 0.4 miles away); Temple Theater (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Meridian.
 
Related marker.
Marker in front (on left) of the Meridian Central Fire Station (Station No. 1). image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 3, 2017
2. Marker in front (on left) of the Meridian Central Fire Station (Station No. 1).
Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .  'Visit Meridian' page on the Whitfield "Big Central" High School. (Submitted on December 5, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesEducationScience & MedicineWar, US Civil
 
 
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 54 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 5, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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