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Our Genealogy Helper for Meridian ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Meridian (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Meridian. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the west contained birth and death records; the county to the north contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Meridian is located in Lauderdale County and is the County Seat.

To see how the shape of Mississippi's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Lauderdale County: Choctaw (AL), Sumter (AL), Clarke, Kemper & Newton.

Below are the counties that are near Meridian. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Meridian:

  • Lauderdale County     (The home county of Meridian)
    • Marion [Lauderdale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marion
      • Marion [Lauderdale County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Meridian
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,482 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marion have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marion
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marion<3>
    • Nellieburg [Lauderdale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nellieburg
      • Nellieburg [Lauderdale County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Meridian
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nellieburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nellieburg
    • Vimville [Lauderdale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vimville
      • Vimville [Lauderdale County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Meridian
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vimville
    • Bailey [Lauderdale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bailey
      • Bailey [Lauderdale County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Meridian
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bailey
    • Suqualena [Lauderdale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Suqualena
      • Suqualena [Lauderdale County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Meridian
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Suqualena
    • Increase [Lauderdale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Increase
      • Increase [Lauderdale County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Meridian
      • Increase has also been known as:
      • Causeyville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Increase
    • Collinsville [Lauderdale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Collinsville
      • Collinsville [Lauderdale County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Meridian
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Collinsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Collinsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Collinsville<3>
    • Smith [Lauderdale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smith
      • Smith [Lauderdale County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Meridian
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smith
    • Whynot [Lauderdale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whynot
      • Whynot [Lauderdale County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Meridian
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whynot
    • Daleville [Lauderdale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Daleville
      • Daleville [Lauderdale County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Meridian
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Daleville
    • Martin [Lauderdale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Martin
      • Martin [Lauderdale County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Meridian
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Martin
  • Clarke County
    • Enterprise [Clarke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Enterprise
      • Enterprise [Clarke County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Meridian
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 454 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Enterprise have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Enterprise
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Enterprise<3>
    • Stonewall [Clarke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stonewall
      • Stonewall [Clarke County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the south of Meridian
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 946 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stonewall have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stonewall
    • Quitman [Clarke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quitman
      • Quitman [Clarke County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the south of Meridian
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,041 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Quitman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quitman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Quitman<3>
    • Pachuta [Clarke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pachuta
      • Pachuta [Clarke County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Meridian
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 227 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pachuta have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pachuta
    • De Soto [Clarke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for De Soto
      • De Soto [Clarke County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the south of Meridian
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on De Soto
    • Junction City [Clarke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Junction City
      • Junction City [Clarke County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the south of Meridian
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Junction City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Junction City
    • Shubuta [Clarke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shubuta
      • Shubuta [Clarke County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the south of Meridian
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 399 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shubuta have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shubuta
  • Jasper County
    • Fellowship [Jasper County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fellowship
      • Fellowship [Jasper County] was located 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southwest of Meridian
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fellowship have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former name for Fellowship:
      • Masengale
      • Fellowship has also been known as:
      • Old Fellowship
    • Orange [Jasper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orange
      • Orange [Jasper County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Meridian
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orange
    • Rose Hill [Jasper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rose Hill
      • Rose Hill [Jasper County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of Meridian
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rose Hill
    • Penantly [Jasper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Penantly
      • Penantly [Jasper County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Meridian
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Penantly
    • Garlandsville [Jasper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garlandsville
      • Garlandsville [Jasper County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Meridian
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garlandsville
    • Baxter [Jasper County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Baxter
      • Baxter [Jasper County] was located 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Meridian
    • Montrose [Jasper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montrose
      • Montrose [Jasper County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Meridian
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 137 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montrose
    • Heidelberg [Jasper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heidelberg
      • Heidelberg [Jasper County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Meridian
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 651 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Heidelberg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Heidelberg<3>
    • Louin [Jasper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Louin
      • Louin [Jasper County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Meridian
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 262 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Louin
  • Kemper County
    • De Kalb [Kemper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for De Kalb
      • De Kalb [Kemper County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Meridian
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,005 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for De Kalb have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on De Kalb
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for De Kalb<3>
    • Scooba [Kemper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scooba
      • Scooba [Kemper County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the north of Meridian
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 680 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scooba have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scooba
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Scooba<3>
  • Neshoba County
    • House [Neshoba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for House
      • House [Neshoba County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Meridian
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on House
    • Union [Neshoba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union
      • Union [Neshoba County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Meridian
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,876 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Union have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Union<3>
    • Philadelphia [Neshoba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Philadelphia
      • Philadelphia [Neshoba County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Meridian
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,003 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Philadelphia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Philadelphia<3>
  • Newton County
    • Chunky [Newton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chunky
      • Chunky [Newton County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Meridian
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 313 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chunky
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chunky<3>
    • Hickory [Newton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hickory
      • Hickory [Newton County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the west of Meridian
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 515 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hickory have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hickory
    • Decatur [Newton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Decatur
      • Decatur [Newton County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west of Meridian
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,733 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Decatur
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Decatur<3>
    • Newton [Newton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newton
      • Newton [Newton County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Meridian
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,123 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newton<3>
    • Pine Bluff [Newton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Bluff
      • Pine Bluff [Newton County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Meridian
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Bluff
    • Lake [Newton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake
      • Lake [Newton County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the west of Meridian
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 327 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lake<3>
  • Scott County
    • Sebastopol [Scott County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sebastopol
      • Sebastopol [Scott County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the west of Meridian
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 273 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sebastopol have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sebastopol
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sebastopol<3>
  • Choctaw County (AL)
    • Pushmataha [Choctaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pushmataha
      • Pushmataha [Choctaw County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southeast of Meridian
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pushmataha
    • Cromwell [Choctaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cromwell
      • Cromwell [Choctaw County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of Meridian
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cromwell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cromwell
    • Lisman [Choctaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lisman
      • Lisman [Choctaw County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Meridian
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 476 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lisman
    • Butler [Choctaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Butler
      • Butler [Choctaw County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Meridian
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,694 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Butler have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Butler
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Butler<3>
    • Needham [Choctaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Needham
      • Needham [Choctaw County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Meridian
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 79 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Needham have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Needham
    • Toxey [Choctaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Toxey
      • Toxey [Choctaw County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Meridian
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 121 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Toxey have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Toxey
    • Pennington [Choctaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pennington
      • Pennington [Choctaw County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the east of Meridian
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 202 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pennington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pennington
    • Gilbertown [Choctaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gilbertown
      • Gilbertown [Choctaw County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Meridian
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 197 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gilbertown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gilbertown<3>
  • Sumter County (AL)
    • Cuba [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cuba
      • Cuba [Sumter County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the east of Meridian
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 287 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cuba
    • Kinterbish [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kinterbish
      • Kinterbish [Sumter County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the east of Meridian
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kinterbish
    • Ward [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ward
      • Ward [Sumter County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the east of Meridian
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ward have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ward
    • York [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for York
      • York [Sumter County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the east of Meridian
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,218 people
      • Former names for York:
      • New York Station
      • York Station
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on York
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for York<3>
    • Intercourse [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Intercourse
      • Intercourse [Sumter County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Meridian
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Intercourse
    • Derby [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Derby
      • Derby [Sumter County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the east of Meridian
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Derby
    • Emelle [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Emelle
      • Emelle [Sumter County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Meridian
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 46 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Emelle
    • Livingston [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Livingston
      • Livingston [Sumter County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Meridian
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,135 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Livingston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Livingston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Livingston<3>
    • Epes [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Epes
      • Epes [Sumter County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Meridian
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 326 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Epes have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Epes

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Meridian, see our County-by-County Page for Meridian.

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Meridian ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 64 newspapers that have been published in the area around Meridian.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Meridian. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Meridian and those printed in the larger area surrounding Meridian.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 24 miles [38.6 km] of Meridian.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These helpful websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Meridian:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from Alabama
    • Stories from Mississippi

Cemeteries Near Meridian ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Meridian.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Meridian covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • McLemore Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the McLemore Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the McLemore Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on McLemore Cemetery
  • Beth Israel Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Beth Israel Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Beth Israel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beth Israel Cemetery
  • Elmwood Cemetery
  • Magnolia Cemetery
  • St. Patricks Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Patricks Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Patricks Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Patricks Cemetery
  • Rose Hill Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Oak Grove Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Oak Grove Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Oak Grove Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Grove Cemetery
    • St. Luke Cemetery
    • Semmes Cemetery
    • Meridian Memorial Park
    • Burwell Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Burwell Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Burwell Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burwell Cemetery
    • Graham Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Graham Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Graham Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Graham Cemetery
    • Stinson Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Stinson Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Stinson Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stinson Cemetery
    • Tabernacle Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Tabernacle Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Tabernacle Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tabernacle Cemetery
    • West Mt. Moriah Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the West Mt. Moriah Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the West Mt. Moriah Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Mt. Moriah Cemetery

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<5>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Meridian had a population of 10,624 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2020, Meridian had a population of 36,011 people.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Meridian, with the one closest to Meridian listed first.

  • Meridian [Lauderdale County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meridian
    • Meridian [Lauderdale County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Meridian
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 10,624 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 36,011 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Meridian had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meridian
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Meridian<3>
  • Lost Gap [Lauderdale County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lost Gap
    • Lost Gap [Lauderdale County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Meridian
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Lost Gap had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lost Gap have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lost Gap
  • Russell [Lauderdale County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Russell
    • Russell [Lauderdale County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Meridian
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Russell had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Russell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Russell
  • Hookston [Lauderdale County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hookston
    • Hookston [Lauderdale County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Meridian
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Hookston had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hookston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hookston
  • Bailey [Lauderdale County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bailey
    • Bailey [Lauderdale County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Meridian
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Bailey had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bailey
  • Vimville [Lauderdale County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vimville
    • Vimville [Lauderdale County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Meridian
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Vimville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vimville
  • Continue List ...
    • Graham [Lauderdale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Graham
      • Graham [Lauderdale County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Meridian
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Graham had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Graham have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Graham
    • Topton [Lauderdale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Topton
      • Topton [Lauderdale County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Meridian
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Topton had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Topton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Topton
    • Lockhart [Lauderdale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lockhart
      • Lockhart [Lauderdale County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Meridian
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 100 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Lockhart had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lockhart have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lockhart
    • Roy [Clarke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roy
      • Roy [Clarke County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Meridian
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Roy had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roy
    • Lizelia [Lauderdale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lizelia
      • Lizelia [Lauderdale County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Meridian
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Lizelia had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lizelia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lizelia
    • Collinsville [Lauderdale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Collinsville
      • Collinsville [Lauderdale County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Meridian
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Collinsville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Collinsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Collinsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Collinsville<3>
    • Whynot [Lauderdale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whynot
      • Whynot [Lauderdale County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Meridian
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Whynot had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whynot
    • Enterprise [Clarke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Enterprise
      • Enterprise [Clarke County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Meridian
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,130 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 454 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Enterprise had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Enterprise have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Enterprise
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Enterprise<3>
    • Daleville [Lauderdale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Daleville
      • Daleville [Lauderdale County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Meridian
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 27 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Daleville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Daleville

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Meridian. See our List of 1890's Communities around Meridian.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Meridian ...

While our initial data about Meridian came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Meridian in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Meridian.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)

Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Note for Meridian:
Services available in 1895: had a Railroad Station, Express Office

Rand McNally Rand McNally Map of Mississippi (1911)

Published by Rand McNally & Co.

Shell Oil Road Map for Mississippi (1956)

Published by Shell Oil Company

We have found Meridian in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Meridian for more information.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Meridian. See our Misc Page for Meridian for more information.

Railroad Mentions for Meridian:

Our notes show that we found a railroad map (origin and date unknown) that showed the location of Meridian. We'll be adding more detail later.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Mississippi

About Lauderdale County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Meridian: www.meridianms.org/

The official website for Lauderdale County: www.lauderdalecounty.org/

The official website for State of Mississippi: https://www.ms.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Meridian) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Meridian. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from MeridianOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Meridian. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.3651, Longitude: -88.7005    
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<5>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Meridian, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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