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Wiggins in Stone County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Professor W.P. Locker

 
 
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By Tom Bosse, July 29, 2017
1. Professor W.P. Locker Marker
Inscription.  Born a slave on July 19, 1854, in North Carolina, Professor W.P. Locker became a highly respected educator in Stone County in the first quarter of the 20th century. In 1959, the Stone County Training School, built in 1955, was named in his honor. The only African~American high school in Stone County history, the school became part of the integrated Stone County School System in 1969.
 
Erected 2016 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansEducation. In addition, it is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program series list. A significant historical date for this entry is July 19, 1854.
 
Location. 30° 51.073′ N, 89° 7.882′ W. Marker is in Wiggins, Mississippi, in Stone County. Marker is at the intersection of East Central Avenue (State Highway 26) and Iowa Street, on the right when traveling east on East Central Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 532 E Central Ave, Wiggins MS 39577, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Stone County Courthouse (approx. 0.4 miles away); Stone County War Memorial
Professor W.P. Locker Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 29, 2017
2. Professor W.P. Locker Marker
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(approx. 0.4 miles away); Gulf & Ship Island Railroad (approx. 0.6 miles away); City of Wiggins (approx. 0.7 miles away); Gulf and Ship Island Railroad Depot (approx. 0.8 miles away); Stone County (approx. 2.3 miles away); Jay Hanna "Dizzy" Dean (approx. 2.3 miles away); John Perkins (approx. 4˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wiggins.
 
Professor W.P. Locker Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 29, 2017
3. Professor W.P. Locker Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 25, 2017. It was originally submitted on October 24, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 329 times since then and 62 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 24, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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