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

Missouri Ridge

Meridian Civil War Trail

 
 
Missouri Ridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 3, 2017
1. Missouri Ridge Marker
Inscription. One of the Battle of Meridian's few skirmishes occurred at Missouri Ridge, where Union troops from Missouri camped. For years, Confederate veterans held an annual mock battle here to commemorate the skirmish.
 
Erected 2014 by the Meridian/Lauderdale County Tourism Bureau. (Marker Number 6.)
 
Location. 32° 22.402′ N, 88° 43.029′ W. Marker is in Meridian, Mississippi, in Lauderdale County. Marker is on 39th Avenue north of Highland Park Drive, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is located just north of the Lady Eagles 3rd base dugout. 39th Avenue is also known as Jimmie Rodgers Memorial Drive. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 39th Avenue, Meridian MS 39301, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Birthplace of Jimmie Rodgers (approx. 0.2 miles away); Highland Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); Freedom School (approx. 0.4 miles away); Wechsler School (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Wechsler School (approx. half a mile away); Merrehope (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named Merrehope (approx. 0.6 miles away); Council of Organizations (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Meridian.
 
Also see . . .
Missouri Ridge Marker and area of encampment. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 3, 2017
2. Missouri Ridge Marker and area of encampment.
 'Visit Meridian' page on Missouri Ridge. (Submitted on December 6, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
The view north into more of Highland Park. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 3, 2017
3. The view north into more of Highland Park.
 
 
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 40 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 6, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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