The city of Meridian, Mississippi, has made a name for itself in the history books in numerous ways. Exhibits all over the city tell stories of how this wonderful city came to be. After the Civil War, Meridian became the largest city in the state until 1930 and is now the sixth largest. Many significant battles took place here, including the Battle of Meridian, which destroyed the railroads. Part of the history in this city goes back to how fast the residents rebuilt the rail lines. Other historical buildings include the Grand Opera House, Wechsler School, and Threefoot Building.
Love for country music is also prominent in Meridian. The streets are lined with country music markers to honor legendary musicians like Elsie McWilliams and Jimmie Rodgers. Meridian has been home to many other talented musicians. Others who call this city home are Chris Ethridge, David Ruffin, and Paul Davis. If you love history and music, you will feel right at home in Meridian.