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

Stone County

 
 
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By Tom Bosse, July 29, 2017
1. Stone County Marker
Inscription.  Stone County was proposed by legislator Andrew Wiggins Bond and created from the north third of Harrison County during a May 8, 1916 vote. It is named for two~time Mississippi governor John Marshall Stone. The county seat, Wiggins, was established by a vote of 247~1. The provisional officers of Stone County officially took office on Monday, June 5, 1916.
 
Erected 2016 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Political Subdivisions. In addition, it is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program series list. A significant historical date for this entry is May 8, 1916.
 
Location. 30° 51.991′ N, 89° 9.93′ W. Marker is near Wiggins, Mississippi, in Stone County. Marker is on North Azalea Drive (U.S. 49) 1.3 miles north of West Central Avenue (State Highway 26), on the left when traveling north. Marker is located in front of the Dizzy Dean Rest Area. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2743-2773 N Azalea Dr, Wiggins MS 39577, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Jay Hanna "Dizzy" Dean (a few steps from this marker); Gulf and Ship Island Railroad Depot
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By Tom Bosse, July 29, 2017
2. Stone County Marker
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(approx. 1.7 miles away); City of Wiggins (approx. 1.7 miles away); Gulf & Ship Island Railroad (approx. 1.7 miles away); Stone County War Memorial (approx. 1.9 miles away); Stone County Courthouse (approx. 2 miles away); Professor W.P. Locker (approx. 2.3 miles away); John Perkins (approx. 5.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wiggins.
 
Also see . . .  John Marshall Stone: Thirty-first and Thirty-third Governor of Mississippi: 1876-1882; 1890-1896. (Submitted on October 25, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
 
John Marshall Stone image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse
3. John Marshall Stone
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 27, 2017. It was originally submitted on October 25, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 125 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 25, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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