Meridian State Park – Meridian TX

Description

Meridian State Park is located along the 98th meridian on the edge of a natural transition zone between prairie and hill country. The land was acquired from private owners between 1933 and 1935 and the 505.4-acre park opened to the public in 1935. The park is currently administered by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.

Meridian State Park was developed by Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Company 1827(V), comprised of World War I veterans. The CCC developed the park using local limestone and timber, primarily oak and cedar. The CCC built the entrance portal, roads, vehicle bridges, culverts, the concession building, which included a pergola and the dam that impounds Lake Meridian. The CCC built barbeque pits that are no longer in use. Picnic tables and a bath house were designed but not built.

Source notes

http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/state-parks/meridian/park_history

http://texascccparks.org/parks/meridian/

Project originally submitted by Larry Moore on June 24, 2014.

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Location Info


173 Park Road #7
Meridian, TX 76665

Coordinates: 31.8904472, -97.70148589999997

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