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

Gulf and Ship Island Railroad Depot

 
 
Gulf and Ship Island Railroad Depot Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 23, 2018
1. Gulf and Ship Island Railroad Depot Marker
Inscription.  Following the fire of January 21, 1910, in downtown Wiggins, Gulf and Ship Island Railroad officials replaced the two-story, wooden depot lost lo the blaze with a one-story wood frame structure. In the late 1990s, when the Kansas City Southern Railway System decided to demolish the 1910 depot, the City of Wiggins acquired the property. In December 2000, the structure was moved to the corner of Hatten Avenue and First Street where it became the headquarters of the Economic Development Partnership.
 
Erected 2016 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable BuildingsRailroads & Streetcars. 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° 51.71′ N, 89° 8.271′ W. Marker is in Wiggins, Mississippi, in Stone County. Marker is on First Street North north of North 1st Street, on the right when traveling north. Located near the flag pole at
The former 1910 Gulf and Ship Island Railroad Depot. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 23, 2018
2. The former 1910 Gulf and Ship Island Railroad Depot.
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the former train depot. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 115 East Hatten Avenue, 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. City of Wiggins (approx. 0.2 miles away); Gulf & Ship Island Railroad (approx. ¼ mile away); Stone County War Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Stone County Courthouse (approx. 0.4 miles away); Professor W.P. Locker (approx. 0.8 miles away); Stone County (approx. 1.7 miles away); Jay Hanna "Dizzy" Dean (approx. 1.7 miles away); John Perkins (approx. 5.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wiggins.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on the Wiggins Depot. (Submitted on August 24, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Gulf and Ship Island Railroad Depot Marker in front of old train depot. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 23, 2018
3. Gulf and Ship Island Railroad Depot Marker in front of old train depot.
 
 
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 90 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 24, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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