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Merrehope   (circa 1858)
Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Drive
Meridian, MS 39301

A stately, 20-room Neoclassical Revival-style mansion. Part of the home served as headquarters during the Civil War for General Leonidas Polk, commander of troops who were charged with defending the east Mississippi area. On February 14, 1864, Union General William Tecumseh Sherman and 10,000 troops forced Polk and his troops to evacuate Meridian. Open daily for tours, the restored Merrehope is rented to the public for weddings, receptions, and other special occasions. Merrehope is one of 10 sites featured on the Meridian Civil War Trail.

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Meridian Area Attractions

McLemore Cemetery
Meridian Museum of Art, The
Dentzel Carousel
Sam Dale Historical Site
James Chaney Memorial Site
Rose Hill Cemetery
Causeyville General Store
Meridian-Lauderdale County Public Library
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