Calendar of Events:
Trunk or Treat: October 30th at Nazarene Church
from 6-7:30 pm
Trunk or Treat: October 31st at Methodist Church
from 6-8 pm
Customer Appreciation: City Office hosting
Customer Appreciation at the City Building from 9am - 4 pm.
Chamber of Commerce Meeting: November 3rd, 2014 at
12:00 p.m. at the Library Community Room.
A brief history...
Meade was named after General
George Gordon Meade, who led the Union Army of
the Potomac during the Civil War. The first settlement in what was
Meade County was made in 1878. Many settlers came in 1884, through
1886, when the
area was being promoted.
Meade Center was developed as a town on July 9, 1885, by the Meade
company who had purchased 520 acres from the government. For this
they paid $650.00.In the same year the original town site was surveyed, and by
November 1885, the city
was incorporated and organized.
The name Meade Center was changed to Meade in 1889. In 1887, the
artesian wells in
the valley north of Meade were discovered and with pure water,
fertile soil, deposits
of iron ore, peat, salt, silica, oil, and gas, the development of
Meade County has
progressed since that time.