McLemore Cemetery

McLemore Cemetery (HM23HE)

Location: Meridian, MS 39301 Lauderdale County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 22.083', W 88° 41.673'

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Meridian Civil Rights Trail

Meridian's oldest cemetery was founded by Richard McLemore, Meridian's first permanent white settler, in 1839. Buried here are many of the approximately 30 victims who died during the Meridian Race Riot of 1871. The riot signaled the end of the Reconstruction period in Meridian.
HM NumberHM23HE
Year Placed2014
Placed ByThe Meridian/Lauderdale County Tourism Bureau
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, December 5th, 2017 at 1:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 340573 N 3582494
Decimal Degrees32.36805000, -88.69455000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 22.083', W 88° 41.673'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 22' 4.9799999999999" N, 88° 41' 40.38" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)601
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1601-1607 6th St, Meridian MS 39301, US
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