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

Merrehope

Meridian Civil War Trail

 
 
Merrehope Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 3, 2017
1. Merrehope Marker
Inscription. Merrehope, built by an early settler's daughter, was occupied by Confederate Generals Joseph E. Johnston (1863) and Leonidas Polk (1863-64), then by Union officers. It is one of six homes to survive the Battle of Meridian.
 
Erected 2014 by the Meridian/Lauderdale County Tourism Bureau. (Marker Number 5.)
 
Location. 32° 21.994′ N, 88° 42.582′ W. Marker is in Meridian, Mississippi, in Lauderdale County. Marker is on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive 0.1 miles north of 8th Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive is one-way running north. Marker is at or near this postal address: 905 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Meridian MS 39301, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Merrehope (a few steps from this marker); Dial House Site (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Impact of Churches (approx. 0.3 miles away); Wechsler School (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Wechsler School (approx. 0.4 miles away); Freedom School
Merrehope image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 3, 2017
2. Merrehope
The house is used for club meetings and is rented to the public for weddings, receptions and parties. It is a tourist attraction and is open daily for tours.
(approx. 0.4 miles away); First Union Missionary Baptist Church (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. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .
1. 'Visit Meridian' page on Merrehope. (Submitted on December 6, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
2. Wikipedia article on Merrehope. (Submitted on December 6, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Notable BuildingsWar, US Civil
 
General's Joseph E. Johnston and Leonidas Polk. image. Click for full size.
By Public domain
3. General's Joseph E. Johnston and Leonidas Polk.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 6, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 6, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 43 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 6, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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