The Meridian/Lauderdale Tourism Website

 

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Meridian-Lauderdale Tourism

 

The Meridian/Lauderdale County Tourism website is a great source of information about the city and county.  They provide information to assist with your visit to Meridian and Lauderdale county.  There's planning information, a visitor's guide, even a map of the city.

The website goes an extra step in providing access to a process that will list the local area lodging availability and cost.

The Meridian/Lauderdale County Tourism website

The site provides a brief summary of Meridian/Lauderdale County history as well as a series of videos covering the counties history in several specific areas>

Civil Rights TrailWatch videos about the struggle over civil right on The Civil Rights Trail. This era was a time of activism that changed America forever. This movement toward voting rights, educational and employment opportunities, and racial equality encountered resistance and often violence. Although the dark days of this period continue to define Mississippians to the rest of the world, Freedom Summer workers remember Mississippi as a catalyst for change.

Learn about Civil War times and how Meridian suffered at the hands of Union forces on the Civil War Trail. For manyCivil War Trail years residents of Meridian, Mississippi, regarded Valentine's Day not as an occasion for hearts and flowers, but as the anniversary of the day they lost everything. On February 14, 1864, General William T. Sherman and a Union force of 20,000 entered Meridian, intent on destroying it. Its position at the junction of two railroads made Meridian a key link in an important Confederate supply line and a tempting target for Sherman's wrath.

Study Meridian's rich musical heritage on the Musical Legacy Trail. We know music. It's in our blood, it's in our Music Trailbones. It's why the very first trail marker along the Mississippi Country Music Trail was unveiled here, in honor of the Father of Country Music, Jimmie Rodgers. It's why we're also home to a number of markers on the Mississippi Blues Trail, and it's why Meridian means live music all the time and legendary musicians everywhere you look.
 
You'll also find a list of current event and many other useful things. The site is very helpful for all visitors to the City of Meridian and Lauderdale County. Please check it out!

 

The Meridian/Lauderdale County Tourism website