Meldrim, Georgia

Meldrim is an unincorporated community in Effingham County, Georgia, United States, located about 17 miles northwest of Savannah.[1][2] It is most likely named for Peter Meldrim, a nineteenth century politician, judge and army officer from Georgia.[3]

It is the site of a paper mill, and is noted for a 1959 railway disaster.[4][5]


  1. Geographical Dictionary of the World, p. 1150 (Heilprin and Heilprin, eds., Logos Press, 1990 reprint of 1906 original).
  2. Meldrim, Georgia
  3. Krakow, Kenneth K. (1975). Georgia Place-Names: Their History and Origins (PDF). Macon, GA: Winship Press. p. 145. ISBN 0-915430-00-2.
  4. International Paper Company
  5. Georgia Railway Disaster of 1959

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