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ID: 2056956
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Meridian (inhabited place)  Meridian (inhabited place)

Coordinates:
Lat: 32 21 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 32.3500  decimal degrees
Long: 088 42 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -88.7000  decimal degrees

Note: Settlement was established at junction of Vicksburg-Montgomery & Mobile-Ohio rail lines; was important Confederate military camp in Civil War; mostly destroyed by Sherman in 1864; noted as home of country-western singer Jimmie Rodgers (died 1933).

Names:
Meridian (preferred,C,V)  ............ name derived from settlers' colloquial term for "junction"
Ragsdale City (C,V)
Sowashee Station (C,V)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of North and Central America (continent)  ....  North and Central America (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of United States (nation)  ........  United States (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Mississippi (state)  ............  Mississippi (state) (P)
Hierarchy of Lauderdale (county)  ................  Lauderdale (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Meridian (inhabited place)  ....................  Meridian (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  settled in 1854
city (C)
county seat (C)
manufacturing center (C)
market center (C)
transportation center (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Meridian..........  [VP Preferred]
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VIII, 36
.................  Gousha: Mississippi (1996)
.................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS28009870
Ragsdale City..........  [VP]
..........................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS28009870
Sowashee Station..........  [VP]
.............................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS28009870
Subject: .....  [VP]
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VIII, 36
..................  Gousha: Mississippi (1996)
..................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS28009870
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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