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

10th Avenue Masonic Cemeteries

 
 
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By Mark Hilton, December 3, 2017
1. 10th Avenue Masonic Cemeteries Marker
Inscription. The Thomas J. Wilson and St. Luke's cemeteries were associated with the Masonic lodges that once stood on this city block. The cemeteries have over 100 extant formal markers on the graves of civilians and veterans from five American military conflicts: the Spanish American War, World Wars I and II, Korea, and Vietnam. Collectively, these cemeteries are considered Meridian's largest African American burial ground.
 
Erected 2012 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program marker series.
 
Location. 32° 22.77′ N, 88° 41.325′ W. Marker is in Meridian, Mississippi, in Lauderdale County. Marker is on 10th Avenue south of 21st Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2135 10th Avenue, Meridian MS 39301, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. St. Joseph Catholic Church (approx. half a mile away); St. John Baptist Church (approx. half a mile away); Newell Chapel CME (approx. 0.6 miles away); Dr. Jeff Anderson House (was approx.
View of marker and cemeteries. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 3, 2017
2. View of marker and cemeteries.
mile away but has been reported missing. ); Poplar Springs Road Historic District (approx. 0.8 miles away); Lewis Edmund "Buck" Crook, Jr. (approx. 0.8 miles away); Gillespie V. "Sonny" Montgomery (approx. 0.8 miles away); McLemore Cemetery (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Meridian.
 
Categories. African AmericansCemeteries & Burial SitesWar, KoreanWar, World II
 
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By Mark Hilton, December 3, 2017
3. View of grave markers and crosses.
 
 
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 63 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 6, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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