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

City of Wiggins

 
 
City of Wiggins Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 23, 2018
1. City of Wiggins Marker
Inscription.  Named for pioneer settler Wiggins Hatten, Wiggins was proclaimed an incorporated municipality by Mississippi governor J. K. Vardaman on March 26, 1904. From 1902 to 1929 the main industry in Wiggins was a sawmill erected by the Finkbine family of Iowa. To make use of cut-over timber land, the Finkbines established the American Pickle and Canning Company. As a result. Wiggins was known as the "Pickle Capital of the World." Much of the town burned January 21, 1910. Thereafter all downtown buildings and streets were built of brick.
 
Erected 2016 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Horticulture & ForestrySettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program series list. A significant historical date for this entry is January 21, 1910.
 
Location. 30° 51.573′ N, 89° 8.261′ W. Marker is in Wiggins, Mississippi, in Stone County. Marker is on First Street North north of East College Avenue, on the right when traveling
City of Wiggins Marker at City Hall. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 23, 2018
2. City of Wiggins Marker at City Hall.
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north. Located next to City Hall. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 117 First Street North, 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. Gulf & Ship Island Railroad (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gulf and Ship Island Railroad Depot (approx. 0.2 miles away); Stone County War Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Stone County Courthouse (approx. ¼ mile away); Professor W.P. Locker (approx. 0.7 miles away); Stone County (approx. 1.7 miles away); Jay Hanna "Dizzy" Dean (approx. 1.7 miles away); John Perkins (approx. 5.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wiggins.
 
Also see . . .  City website on the history of Wiggins. (Submitted on August 24, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 24, 2018. It was originally submitted on August 24, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 86 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 24, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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