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Meridian, Mississippi: Jimmie Rodgers Memorial

The Father of Country Music, also known as the "Singing Brakeman," is remembered with a large marble monument carved with his smiling likeness, a guitar, and an old steam locomotive.

1725 Jimmie Rodgers Drive, Meridian, MS
In Highland Park, at the intersection of 39th Ave. and 44th Ave./Carousel Drive. In front of an old locomotive, and next to an old train depot that is now the Jimmie Rodgers Museum. Jimmie's grave is in Oak Grove Cemetery at 680 Oak Grove Drive.
Museum M-Sa 10-4 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Monument free; museum donation.
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Jimmie Rodgers Memorial

The Memorial is located in Highland Park. It is in front of the train at Carousel Drive and Jimmie Rodgers Drive.

[Dwight, 11/06/2020]

Jimmie Rodgers Memorial.

Jimmie Rodgers Memorial

Jimmie Rodgers museum and memorial.

[Elizabeth Carr, 06/05/2020]

Though the museum is closed during Covid-19 precautions, the intricately carved monument to the "Singing Brakeman" -- country music legend Jimmie Rodgers -- is still accessible.

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