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About Meridian, Mississippi, MS.
Meridian is the sixth largest city in the state of Mississippi, United States. It is the county seat of Lauderdale County and the principal city of the Meridian, Mississippi Micropolitan Statistical Area. Along major highways, the city is 93 mi east of Jackson, Mississippi; 154 mi southwest of Birmingham, Alabama; 202 mi northeast of New Orleans, Louisiana; and 231 mi southeast of Memphis, Tennessee. The area is served by two military facilities, Naval Air Station Meridian and Key Field, which employ over 4,000 people. NAS Meridian is home to the Regional Counter-Drug Training Academy (RCTA) and the first local Department of Homeland Security in the state. Key Field is named after brothers Fred and Al Key, who set a world endurance flight record in 1935. The field is now home to the 186th Air Refueling Wing of the Air National Guard and a support facility for the 185th Aviation Brigade of the Army National Guard. Rush Foundation Hospital is the largest non-military employer in the region, employing 2,610 people. Among the city’s many arts organizations and historic buildings are the Riley Center, the Meridian Museum of Art, Meridian Little Theatre, and the Meridian Symphony Orchestra. Meridian was home to two Carnegie libraries, one for whites and one for African Americans. The Carnegie Branch Library, now demolished, was one of a number of Carnegie libraries built for blacks in the Southern United States during the segregation era. The Mississippi Arts and Entertainment Center (MAEC) is located in downtown Merdian. Jimmie Rodgers, the “Father of Country Music”, was born in Meridian. Highland Park houses a museum which displays memorabilia of his life and career, as well as railroad equipment from the steam-engine era. The park is also home to the Highland Park Dentzel Carousel, a National Historic Landmark. It is the world’s only two-row stationary Dentzel menagerie in existence. Hartley Peavey, founder of Peavey Electronics headquartered in Meridian. The federal courthouse was the site of the 1966–1967 trial of suspects in the murder of Chaney and two other activists. For the first time, an all-white jury convicted a white official of a civil rights killing. Early on, the economy depended greatly upon the railroads in the area. The city was the largest in Mississippi around the start of the 20th century, with five major rail lines and 44 trains coming in and out daily. The city’s economy not only depended on the rails but the goods, such as timber and cotton, transported on them. With these rail-based industries, the city was a great economic power in the state and region from about 1890 through 1930. Though its economy slowed with the decline of the railroading industry in the 1950s, the city has adapted, moving from a largely rail-based economy to a more diversified one, with healthcare, military, and manufacturing employing the most people.
If you are sending a gift basket to a teacher or student keep in mind that the end of a typical school day is around 3:pm so please keep this in mind when sending gift baskets to a school and remember to place your order early.
Send a get well gift basket to a patient staying at any health care facility located in Meridian to cheer them up with some healthy fruit and bright balloons.
We deliver daily to all Meridian hospitals, cemeteries, nursing homes, schools, mortuaries, and funeral homes for funerals, memorial services and celebration of life ceremonies. We also deliver to all local businesses, hotels and convention centers in and surrounding Meridian.
Cities Near Meridian: Laurel, MS. Brandon, MS. Starkville, MS. Hattiesburg, MS. Canton, MS. Columbus, MS. Pearl, MS. Madison, MS. Ridgeland, MS. West Point, MS. Jackson, MS. Tuscaloosa, AL. Northport, AL. Clinton, MS. Selma, AL.
Zip codes in Meridian: 39301,39302,39303,39304,39305,39307.
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