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About Meridian

Ideally situated at the crossroads of the I-20/I-59 corridor, the vibrant city of Meridian beckons all who visit the region. The picturesque landscape underscores this community's love of history, culture, and everything outdoors. Historic downtown Meridian showcases the city's passion for art and architecture. The revitalization taking place downtown is furthering the community's commitment to preserve our sense of place, offer a superior quality of life, and provide arts and cultural activities that celebrate both where we've been and where we're going.

A major cultural crossroads for the region, Meridian is the birthplace of Jimmie Rodgers, the father of country music, making our connection with the musical arts a significant part of our history. Meridian is also the only community of its size to support a year-round symphony, the home to one of the South's oldest subscription-based community theaters, the Meridian Little Theatre, and the site of the only two-row stationary Dentzel menagerie carousel in existence. While in town you may also want to visit the Meridian Museum of Art, Meridian’s Around Town Carousels Abound project, or Merrehope, a classic 20-room Victorian mansion, which was one of the few buildings left in Meridian after Sherman burned through the South.

"A Place Called Meridian" video

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