Meridian started as the center and community gathering place for nearby antebellum cotton plantations of Burgesstown, the William A. Carr Plantation, Bannerman Plantation, the James A. Kirksey Plantation, and the G.W. Holland Plantation.
In 1940, Meridian consisted of 20 homes in the immediate area and 20 more homes, a church, and school in the outlying area north of Meridian on N. Meridian Road. A saw mill was located south and east of Meridian.
Today, Meridian is still a community of several large homes and estates.
|Meridian Governmental Representation|
|County Commission At-Large||Cliff Thaell||Democrat|
|County Commission At-Large||Ed DePuy||Republican|
|Commissioner Dist. 2||Jane Sauls||Democrat|
|U.S. House||Allen Boyd||Democrat|
|Florida House||Loranne Ausley||Democrat|
Note: DePuy was appointed by Governor Jeb Bush in 2004.
- Paisley, Clifton. From Cotton to Quail, University Press of Florida 1989.