Hattiesburg in Forrest County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
William Harris Hardy
In 1880 near the banks of Gordon Creek, this lawyer, railroad builder and Confederate veteran selected the site for Hattiesburg. Incorporated in 1884, the town was named for Hardy's wife, Hattie Lott.
Erected 1974 by Hattiesburg Area Historical Society.
Location. 31° 19.567′ N, 89° 17.467′ W. Marker is in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, in Forrest County. Marker is at the intersection of West Pine Street (U.S. 11) and Forrest Street on West Pine Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 West Pine Street, Hattiesburg MS 39401, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Federal Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Forrest County Confederate Monument (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named William Harris Hardy (about 400 feet away); Hattiesburg (about 700 feet away); McLeod House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Hattiesburg High School (approx. 0.3 miles away); Veterans of All Wars Monument (approx. William Carey College (approx. 2.1 miles away); Hub City Lodge No 627 (approx. 2.9 miles away); Dixie School Log Cabin (approx. 7.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Hattiesburg.
Also see . . .
1. William H. Hardy. William H. Hardy (1837–1917) was the founder of Hattiesburg, Mississippi; Laurel, Mississippi; and co-founder of Gulfport. (Submitted on February 3, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
2. Hattiesburg - The Beginning. Captain William Harris Hardy, founder of Hattiesburg, was born at Collerine, Alabama on February 12, 1837. (Submitted on February 3, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
3. Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Hattiesburg is a city in Forrest County, Mississippi, United States. (Submitted on February 3, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
4. City of Hattiesburg. Official website of the city of Hattiesburg, Mississippi, (Submitted on February 3, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
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