The City of Meridian, MS
Meridian is a popular city in the state of Mississippi with a total of 39,695 residents living there. Meridian is ranked as the sixth most populated city in Mississippi and the 810th most populated city in the United States, and is located in Lauderdale County. The largest nearby city to Meridian is Philadelphia, approximately 32 miles from the city center.There are several family restaurants in or near Meridian, including Salad Factory, Hunan Chinese Restaurant, Weidmanns, Lonnie & Pat's Cafe and Subway Sandwiches & Salads. For a larger selection of Meridian restaurants select our Restaurants tab above. Visitors and residents can enjoy nearby Meridian Museums and/or Golf Courses, including the Jimmie Rodgers Museum, Meridian Museum of Art, Meridian Railroad Museum, Merrehope and Mississippi Industrial Heritage Museum. For a more complete list of attractions in or around the city of Meridian please click on the Attractions tab above. The following airport is located in or near Meridian:
- Meridian Regional Airport (MEI)
Meridian, Mississippi Climate and WeatherIn the month of January, Meridian experiences an average high temperature of 57 degrees Fahrenheit. Low temperaturs in January are usually about 35 degrees with an average rainfall of 5.92 inches. The seasonal climate varies in Meridian with daytime temperatures averaging 91 degrees in the summer, and 60 degrees in the winter months. Visitors can also expect Meridian to receive an average of 5.53 inches of rainfall per/month during winter months and 4.14 inches of rainfall per/month in the summer months. The temperature has been known to get as high as 107 degrees in the summer and as low as 0 degrees in the winter so visitors planning a vacation to Meridian should check the weather forecast to determine proper attire prior to departure. Spring and Fall bring average daytime temperatures of 78 degrees, and nighttime lows of 51.
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Meridian, Mississippi Attractions
1Dancing Rabbit Golf Club -Azaleas - Philadelphia,
The Dancing Rabbit Golf Club -Azaleas is an 18 hole resort golf course in Neshoba County Mississippi. This course is located in the city of Philadelphia, . Tee times are accepted up to 7 days in advance and the pro shop phone number for reservations is 601-663-0011.
Address: One Choctaw Trl, Philadelphia, MS 39350
2Jimmie Rodgers Museum - Meridian,
Highland Park is a historic park in Meridian, Mississippi. Home to a museum honoring Jimmie Rodgers, a Meridian native, the site was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979. The park is also home to the Highland Park Dentzel Carousel and Shelter Building, a National Historic Landmark manufactured around 1896 by Gustav Dentzel of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The historic carousel is the only two-row stationary Dentzel menagerie in existence.
3Lakeview Golf Course - Meridian,
The Lakeview Golf Course is an 18 hole public golf course in Lauderdale County Mississippi. This course is located in the city of Meridian, . Tee times are accepted up to 3 days in advance and the pro shop phone number for reservations is 601-693-3301.
Address: 2633 Lakeview Golf Course Rd, Meridian, MS 39301
4Meridian Museum of Art - Meridian,
Meridian Museum of Art is an art museum located at 628 25th Avenue, Meridian, Mississippi. The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1979 and declared a Mississippi Landmark in 1985. The building originally served as the home of the First Presbyterian Church of Meridian until the city of Meridian bought the building in 1911 and turned it into a Carnegie Library in 1913. The city originally constructed two Carnegie libraries — one for whites and one for African-Americans; the building currently housing the Meridian Museum of Art served as the white library.
5Meridian Railroad Museum - Meridian,
Meridian, Mississippi's Union Station is located at 1901 Front Street. The station is included in the Union Station Historic District within the larger Meridian Downtown Historic District, both of which are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Union Station, officially dedicated on December 11, 1997, includes several modes of passenger transportation including the Meridian Transit System, Amtrak, Norfolk Southern rail corridor, Greyhound, Trailways and other providers of transit services.
6Merrehope - Meridian,
Merrehope, a 26-room Victorian mansion that currently serves as a historic house museum, was originally built in 1858 by Richard McLemore for his daughter Juriah Jackson. After changing ownership several times, with small alterations from each owner, the house was eventually bought by S.H. Floyd in 1904, who remodelled it into its present appearance. The building was one of few spared by General William Tecumseh Sherman on his raid of the city in the Battle of Meridian, and has served many functions throughout its history, including time as a residence, a shelter for Union officers, a Confederate General's headquarters, an apartment building, and a boarding house.
7Mississippi Industrial Heritage Museum - Meridian,
Soule Steam Feed Works is a historic business founded in Meridian, Mississippi in 1891 by George Soule. The complex was listed as a contributing property to Union Station Historic District, which was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979 under the Meridian Multiple Resource Area. It was listed as a Mississippi Landmark in 2003. The business, known for its many patented innovations in steam engine technology, reached its height around the turn of the century, producing products that were sold around the world.
Meridian, Mississippi Hotels
Meridian, Mississippi Restaurants
This is a list of Meridian Family Restaurants with addresses and phone numbers, including Sandwich Shops, Chinese Restaurants, Seafood and American Restaurants. Happy Dining!
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