Calendar of Events:
Christmas with Santa: November 28th at the City
Park. Hot Chocolate will be served at 6:00, drawing at
6:15 and Santa will arrive at 6:30.
Chamber of Commerce Meeting: December 1st, 2014 at
12:00 p.m. at the Library Community Room.
Christmas Night Out: December 9th from 5:00pm to
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.