Meridian in Lauderdale County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
Depot Historic District
Erected 1986 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program marker series.
Location. 32° 21.876′ N, 88° 41.737′ W. Marker is in Meridian, Mississippi, in Lauderdale County. Marker is on Front Street near 18th Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Located at Meridian Union Station. Marker is in this post office area: Meridian MS 39301, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Meridian (a few steps from this marker); Railroads and the War (within shouting distance of this marker); Sherman's "Bow Tie" (within shouting distance of this marker); Jimmie Rodgers & The Blues (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Meridian's "C" Battery (about 400 feet away); Moe Bandy (about 700 feet away); Freedom Riders (approx. 0.2 miles away); Elsie McWilliams (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Meridian.
Regarding Depot Historic District.
Union Station Historic District (added 1979 - - #79003731)
Also known as Meridian Depot
Roughly bounded by 18th and 19th Aves., 5th St., and Gulf Mobile & Ohio RR , Meridian
♦ Historic Significance: Event, Person
♦ Historic Person: Soule,G.W.
♦ Significant Year: 1905, 1906, 1904
♦ Area of Significance: Transportation, Invention, Industry
♦ Period of Significance: 1900-1924
♦ Owner: Private
♦ Historic Function: Industry/Processing/Extraction, Transportation
♦ Historic Sub-function: Rail-Related
♦ Current Function: Industry/Processing/Extraction, Transportation
♦ Current Sub-function: Rail-Related
Also see . . . G. W. Soule, Founder, Zoom Information, Inc. Founder G.W. Soule' started Soule' Steam Feed Works in 1893 after inventing a steam engine used by lumber companies ... (Submitted on October 7, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
Categories. • Industry & Commerce • Railroads & Streetcars •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 7, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 378 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on October 7, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.