Meridian in Lauderdale County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
Opened in 1909 as one of the South's premier streetcar pleasure parks, it consists of 32 informally landscaped acres and contains an 1890s Dentzel Carousel which is designated a National Historic Landmark.
Erected 1986 by the Department of Archives and History.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program, and the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
Location. 32° 22.551′ N, 88° 43.165′ W. Marker is in Meridian, Mississippi, in Lauderdale County. Marker is at the intersection of 44th Avenue and Jimmie Rogers Memorial Drive, on the right when traveling north on 44th Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1798 44th Avenue, Meridian MS 39307, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Birthplace of Jimmie Rodgers (within shouting distance of this marker); Merrehope (approx. 0.9 miles away); Dial House Site (approx. 0.9 miles away); Poplar Springs Road Historic District (approx. one mile away); Temple Theater (approx. 1.2 miles away); Gillespie V. "Sonny" Montgomery Meridian Rhythm & Blues and Soul Music (approx. 1.3 miles away); Urban Center Historic District (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Meridian.
Regarding Highland Park. Enter the park from Highland Park Drive. Other entrances may be blocked at times.
Also see . . . Wikipedia entry on Highland Park. (Submitted on September 17, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
Categories. • Entertainment • Notable Places • Railroads & Streetcars •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 27, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 17, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 270 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 17, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 27, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. 6, 7. submitted on September 17, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.