Meridian in Lauderdale County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
Birthplace of Jimmie Rodgers
Born Sept. 8, 1897, at Meridian, Miss. Known as the “Singing Brakeman,” Rodger's recordings of Southern blues and ballads greatly contributed to the world-wide popularity of a distinctly American musical form.
Erected 1978 by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program marker series.
Location. 32° 22.514′ N, 88° 43.145′ W. Marker is in Meridian, Mississippi, in Lauderdale County. Marker is on Jimmie Rodgers Memorial Drive 0.2 miles north of Highland Park Drive, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1725 Jimmie Rodgers Memorial Drive, 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. Highland Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Merrehope (approx. 0.8 miles away); Dial House Site (approx. 0.8 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.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
Also see . . . Jimmie Rodgers website. (Submitted on September 17, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 29, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 17, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 359 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on June 21, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. 2. submitted on September 17, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. 3, 4. submitted on June 27, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. 5. submitted on June 21, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. 6. submitted on September 17, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.